Members of the York community are invited join us for a special panel to discuss recent cuts for graduate students, staff and faculty. Cuts affect us all and we need to push back!
DATE: Thursday February 15, 2018
LOCATION: Overgrad cafe (Ross South 167)
TIME: Panel 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
AGM 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Free dinner and refreshments
A cash bar will be available!
At York we’ve seen recent cuts to graduate student employment and services like printing, workers’ pensions and benefits, and essential jobs in our departments. Graduate assistantships, secretaries, caretakers, and library workers have been targeted over the last year.
These cuts can be understood as part of the broader economic reality of workers in Canada and around the globe whose rights and benefits are constantly undermined by corporate administrations. For instance, York had a recent $36 million surplus and is putting more and more money toward senior administration who get big payouts. So why are we facing cuts while York administration salaries skyrocket?
In this panel we’d like to ask, as members of the York community, what can we do to challenge these cuts? How can we build a strong cross-campus alliance to make sure we all thrive?
The panel will feature:
MALKA PARACHA, Leader in the 2017 UNITE-HERE Local 75 Strike, Aramark Food Services Employee
SONNY DAY, First Vice-President, York University Staff Association (YUSA)
CARLO CHARLES HANDY, Vice-President Equity, York University Graduate Students’ Association (YUGSA) & Member of CUPE 3903
JODY BERLAND, Faculty, Department of Humanities, York University Faculty Association (YUFA)
This location is accessible by wheelchair and washrooms are on the same floor.
For any inquiries, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.