CUPE Local 1356 Blog

Canadian Union of Public Employees Local 1356. We have three Collective Agreements as Local 1356, 1356-01, and 1356-02. The membership is comprised of the full-time and part-time workers of York University the Local website is at This Blog will include Local information and information garnered from sources other Universities, Colleges, Post Secondary/Tertiary Education and news sources supplying information.

Monday, April 25, 2005

Workers Rights Consortium

York University is one of the few universities in our geographic area that is NOT part of this consortium!
The Worker Rights Consortium (WRC) is a non-profit organization created by college and university administrations, students and labor rights experts. The WRC's purpose is to assist in the enforcement of manufacturing Codes of Conduct adopted by colleges and universities; these Codes are designed to ensure that factories producing clothing and other goods bearing college and university names respect the basic rights of workers. There are more than 100 colleges and universities affiliated with the WRC.
They should be ashamed to NOT be part of this noble statement of principles that even Queens and University of Toronto have signed agreement. This is not the first time this issue has been raised at York University as it has been discussed in the university's newspapers in some form or other over the last 15 years.


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