Western graduate students hold protest to call for higher wages


Western University graduate students represented by PSAC 601 held a protest to push for higher wages. Students and supporters gathered on top of the University College Hill to call for a wage hike and draw attention to the struggles faced by graduate students. PSAC 610 President Karuna Dsouza said that many graduate students are struggling with increased housing and living expenses, and that they are often forced to find second jobs in order to cover basic expenses. Dsouza said that graduate worker wages and stipends have stagnated and workers are restricted to working 10 hours a week. “Grad students can’t afford to live right now,” said Dsouza.

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