Union pushes back against potential USask tuition hike

February 26, 2020

Public Service Alliance of Canada Local 40004 is pushing back against a potential graduate tuition hike at the University of Saskatchewan, stating that increases would put an “undue burden” on its members. The university board of governors is set to vote on a tuition increase for graduate students in late March, which the Star Phoenix says could see tuition for certain graduate programs increase by 10% per year over the next five years for domestic students, and by 6.9% for international students. The union—which represents USask graduate students employed as teaching assistants, teaching fellows, and student assistants—has stated that an approved increase would be taken into consideration in upcoming bargaining talks. The Star Phoenix | PSAC (SK)