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CUEFA Strike: Call for Solidarity

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“If CUE can afford to buy a mansion, they can afford to pay its faculty”

Background

On January 4, 2022, the Concordia University of Edmonton Faculty Association (CUEFA) went on strike in protest of difficult bargaining conditions. This is the first strike by a faculty association in Alberta. The university has refused to resolve the gridlock in bargaining and has instead allowed the university operations to come to a halt, which has meant that faculty can no longer carry on teaching and thousands of students are unable to begin their studies for the Winter 2022 semester. For compensation, the university has refused to offer higher pay to CUEFA members, despite reporting a surplus in the last two years. Instead, the university chose to spend $1.75 million on Edmonton’s century-old Magrath Mansion, a building without a clear role in the university’s core operations. Meanwhile, CUEFA members remain among the lowest paid faculty in Canada. While the Board of Governors changed bylaws to support compensation of the CUE President in comparison to a set of comparator universities, the same offer has not been extended to its faculty.


Call To Action

Join the picket line during the Day of Action, January 14th!
Check out CUEFA website for more information:https://www.cuefa.ca/
Sign onto the letter to the president: https://makeitfair.caut.ca/cuefa?locale=en&fbclid=IwAR1fuVju2UmMGELao2eCD-5POp-7VLKby3488YY60F-Kd-PQmo5fbLrIGGo

Join the Social Media Campaign! Use these hashtags: #cuestrike #abpse
Tweet in support: @CUEfacultyassoc @SSCUEFA
Tweet to demand results: @SMandel_AB (chancellor of CUE), @CUE_President, @CUEdmonton