Concordia TAs, RAs form new union


Teaching and research assistants at Concordia University have officially formed a new union: The Concordia Research and Education Workers’ Union (CREW). The new union–which is affiliated with the Conféderation des syndicats nationaux (CSN)–will focus on improving the working conditions of thousands of student employees at Concordia. Student media outlets stated that the union is particularly looking to secure wage parity with workers at McGill University. CREW replaces the school’s existing union, the Teaching and Research Assistants at Concordia Union (TRAC). “Student workers at Concordia are essential to the running of the university,” said campaign organizer Ria Mayer. “This new union gives us the chance to really fight for the pay, protections and conditions we deserve.”

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