RRC Polytech, ACC staff vote in favour of strike action, Carleton instructors on strike


Updates on the labour negotiations at Red River College Polytechnic, Assiniboine Community College, and Carleton University have been shared in the news. Instructors and staff at RRC Polytech and ACC, represented by Manitoba Government and General Employees’ Union, have voted in favour of a strike. CBC reports that the vote affects nearly 1,900 instructors and staff at the institutions’ campuses, who MGGEU President Kyle Ross asserts are “among the lowest-paid in the country.” Both institutions released statements expressing their respect for the bargaining process as well as optimism that a meaningful resolution would be found at the bargaining table. At Carleton, members of CUPE Local 4600 went on strike as of Monday morning. The union represents nearly 3,000 teaching assistants, research assistants, and contract instructors at the institution.

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