On Sunday, July 10, CUPE 926, representing custodial, groundskeeping and trades at Wilfrid Laurier University (WLU), were forced to go on strike to defend good jobs and quality services in their community.
Their employer is demanding they accept a contract that will give them almost ‘carte blanche’ contract out work, turning good jobs that support communities like Waterloo into insecure, precarious work that pays poverty wages. As well, WLU has threatened to force workers into accepting their terms and conditions.
These unprecedented threats and bully tactics by WLU are wrong for the campus and wrong for the community! YOU can help. Here’s how:
Join CUPE 926 on the picket line—While help is needed around the clock, the most important times on the picket line are 7 a.m. to 10 a.m., Monday to Friday. The main picket site is at the WLU front gates, located at the intersection of University and Hazel in Waterloo.
Contact WLU President Max Blouw and tell him to negotiate a fair contract that respects hard-working, dedicated members of the WLU community. You can reach Max Blouw the following ways:
Visit stopcontractingout.ca and learn how contracting out harms campuses like WLU and communities like Waterloo. While you’re there, you can add your name to a petition calling on Max Blouw to treat CUPE 926 members fairly.
Let’s stand in solidarity with our CUPE 926 sisters and brothers!