UBC TAs, VCC support staff launch job action

October 30, 2012

UBC teaching assistants, tutors, markers, and language assistants began picketing on campus Monday afternoon after their 72-hour strike notice took effect. The president of CUPE 2278 says the picket line is only the start and that more labour action will follow until they have a deal. She says the local is still waiting to make progress on 2 key issues: a tuition waiver and job security for student employees in their final years as graduate students. Meanwhile, Vancouver Community College support staff represented by CUPE 4627 initiated strike action yesterday morning. There were no classes, information sessions, or campus services at VCC yesterday. College administration is working with VCC's faculty association to identify ways to help students make up any lost work or other activity affected by the strike. CUPE BC News | VCC News | Canadian Press