CUEFA : Media Coverage

CUE students upset over elimination of semester break

Media Coverage: Monday, January 17th

CUEFA strike may not be the last in Alberta

Media Coverage: Sunday, January 16th

Landmark Strike Ends

Media Coverage: Saturday, January 15th

National support for strikers

Media Coverage: Friday, January 14th

Interview with Dr. Glynis Price, CUEFA President: CBC Radio

Media Coverage: Thursday, January 13th

Interview with Dr. Glynis Price, CUEFA President

Media Coverage: Saturday, January 8th

Alberta Advantage: Could you tell us about ideally what you would like to see come from this job action, both in your collective agreement and but also longer-term for your Faculty Association and for CUE?

"Of course. Obviously we would like a deal. We are back at the bargaining table, which is great news, so we hope that we can come to a resolution. We don't want to be out on 112 Avenue in Edmonton waving picket signs at people. We would like to be back in our classrooms. We want to be back in our libraries working with our students. But we need to be sure we have an equitable deal for all of our members, not just some of our members.

I think the one thing we've learned on the picket line this week is how much strength there is in our members. It's not just me and that guy and the religion professor and the librarian and the biology prof. It's everyone. We've discovered our collective voice, CUEFA: We've discovered our collective voice, and I think that is only going to make Concordia a stronger university moving forward and I think that is only going to make Concordia a stronger univerisity going forward. Because it means that there will be more collaboration. It means that there will be more collective voice speaking up for our group, for those of us who teach at the instution, including sessionals.

And I think that will only make it a better institution and will make us all better educators. I think that's what it comes down to--is what can we teach, what can we help our students learn, about molecular biology or chemistry sure, but also learn about life and learn about the collective "we" as opposed to "I". And I think that's going to be important. We have a much stronger voice going forward, I think, in terms of asking for equitable treatment at the institution. Most importantly one of the big things we're looking at is getting our sessional instructors protected, whether that is under the Faculty Association, or whether we help them unionize under one of the many amazing unions we have in this province.

I think that's a big thing, to make sure that everyone is protected and everyone has a voice at Concordia, not just the administration."

Lisen to the full podcast interview.

*Draft transcript of the full interview with Dr. Glynis Price, CUEFA President, available here.*

Small university strike sets big Alberta precedent

Media Coverage: Thursday, January 7th

Front line educators still out in the cold

Photo showing CUEFA members on picket line in front of Concordia University of Edmonton

Media Coverage: Thursday, January 6th

Front line educators now front line picketers

Photo showing CUEFA members on picket line in front of Concordia University of Edmonton

Media Coverage: Tuesday, January 4th