UQAM professors protest salaries

March 20, 2009

Last Thursday, hundreds of Université du Québec à Montréal professors, support staff, and students held a rally and march in downtown Montreal demanding faculty wage hikes of 11% over 3 years to be more in line with salaries offered at other Quebec universities. UQAM professors have been without a contract for nearly 2 years. The university is also being asked to hire 300 more professors. In recent weeks, professors have been staging a series of one-day strikes, and held a 5-day strike last week, which led to class cancellations last Wednesday and Thursday. CAUT News | Montreal Gazette | UQAM cancels classes | CBC