McGill teaching assistants handed court order to limit picketing during strike

McGill University has obtained an injunction to limit the scope of graduate teaching assistants’ ongoing picketing. According to the Montreal Gazette, Superior Court of Québec Judge Catherine Piché ordered members of the Association of Graduate Students Employed at McGill to not impede access or exit from McGill properties, limit its picketing to 10 people in certain locations, and abstain from activities that could lead to a “degradation or deterioration of McGill property.” The teaching assistants (TAs) have been on strike since March 25, advocating for pay raises, protections from overwork, and better healthcare. In a recent opinion article, McGill Sociology Professor Barry Eidlin called for McGill to negotiate a fair agreement with the TAs imminently, writing that unresolved contract issues run the risk of “poisoning the campus climate.”

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