Articles by: Swikar Oli

Part-time lecturers to vote on new four-year contract

Part-time lecturers to vote on new four-year contract

Ryerson’s part-time lecturers will vote on a new four-year contract offering higher pay and improvements to health benefits and leaves. Voting begins in two weeks and will extend contracts until 2021, according to an email sent to members today. “I think it was a reasonably good deal for members of the union, and I hope they feel that way— and […]

by Swikar Oli· · News
Wellness Centre gets rolling

Wellness Centre gets rolling

Video by Anna Cianni and Samantha Cumerlato The Ryerson Student’s Union (RSU) Wellness Centre celebrated its grand opening on Feb. 5. Among the day’s festivities were a bike-powered smoothie maker, a snack bar, and the TV show Friends streaming on a flat screen. The goal of the centre will be to offer the university community a space for services to […]

by Swikar Oli· · News, On Campus
Part-time lecturers vote to authorize strike

Part-time lecturers vote to authorize strike

Ryerson’s part-time instructors have authorized their union to call a strike if further negotiations with the university don’t result in a contract agreement. According to an email sent to members Friday evening, 91 per cent of those who voted gave the union executive the strike mandate. Although the vote does not necessarily mean there will be a strike, Joseph Zboralski, […]

by Swikar Oli· · News, On Campus
Promise of reconciliation

Promise of reconciliation

The university will keep the controversial Egerton Ryerson statue on Gould Street, but it’s soon to be accompanied by a plaque criticizing the man after whom the school is named. Ryerson unveiled the sign Friday, the same day it released a report containing suggestions from students, staff and faculty on how to address indigenous representation at the university. The report […]

by Swikar Oli· · News, On Campus
Ryerson gears up for minimum wage hike

Ryerson gears up for minimum wage hike

According to Ryerson’s preliminary estimates, Ontario’s $15 minimum wage, starting in January 2019, will cost $1 million in the first two years. The hourly rate for minimum wage earners rose from $11.60 to $14 this year. The cost of higher pay “will be absorbed by the units affected,” Ryerson’s human resources manager Monika Dascosta wrote in an email statement. Entry-level […]

by Swikar Oli· · Business, News, On Campus
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