Strike Q & A Sessions

Want to know more about striking? 

We will be holding Strike Q&A Sessions this week in person and online. If you have any questions, concerns, or just want to meet a few fellow CUPE 3912 members, please stop by.

  • Tuesday (Oct. 4)
  • Wednesday (Oct. 5)
    • In Person: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Computer Science, in front of the building
    • In Person: 6 p.m. – 10 p.m., Grawood
  • Thursday (Oct. 6)
  • Friday (Oct. 7)

What happens to your salary when go on strike?

On September 29, 2022, negotiations with the Employer at Dalhousie broke down because the Employer is unwilling to pay Dalhousie TAs, Markers, Demonstrators, and PTAs wages that are comparable to their peers, or account for inflation and the rising costs of living in HRM.A detailed update on the financial cost on us of Employer’s last offer and the estimated income loss this means for each of us will follow later this week; for now, the current deal will result in approximately 15-20% loss of our wages’ buying power by August 2023.The Employer’s representatives told us this was their last offer unless we go on strike.

During a strike, the Employer will stop paying your wages. Instead, you will receive strike pay for performing strike duties. If you are a graduate TA/Marker/Demonstrator, you will still receive your stipend but your TA Pay is frozen. PTA will have their entire wage from PTA work frozen. All CUPE 3912 members at Dalhousie must sign a Strike Pay Application Form without delay to be eligible to strike pay. More information for strike pay can be found here. You will have to do Strike related activities in order to receive strike pay, and you can make up to $1,200 tax free every month.

Strike Pay Application forms will be available for signature at the in-person sessions. For those who are unable to sign a form in person, we will be making arrangements for dropping off signed forms.

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