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, July 18, 2005

Australia's Proposed Non-Compulsory Student Union Membership

Students and staff at Australia's largest university will boycott classes and stage rallies this week in protest against the federal government's proposed voluntary student unionism (VSU).
from The Age news

A proposal of this nature would potentially reduce the activities that Student Unions contribute which directly assist the Universities throughout the year, including the Orientation at the start of the school year, through to the Additional Insurance Coverages that have been arranged through them for all students, and of course the balancing of the political powers between students, university administration, and the governments. The losses that this "savings" would create would heavily outweigh the so-called "savings".
Direct Link to the Strike Headquarters

thanks to Brother Blackadder for this story lead


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