URegina postdocs, researchers unionize

August 15, 2018

Around 70 non-student researchers and post-doctoral fellows at the University of Regina have unionized, reports CBC. A release from CUPE states that the workers want better parental leave, better pay, standardized pay increments, workplace representation, and health benefits. "In recent years, there has been an increase in contract work in the university sector and in often fairly low-paying, unstable contract work," stated lead CUPE organizer Andrew Loewen. CBC states that the union will elect a bargaining committee before negotiating a collective agreement with URegina.