Post Tagged with: "union"

Peter Haastrup is leading the charge to create a separate student union for graduate students. (Sarah Jackson /Ryersonian staff)

Leading the fight for a new graduate union

Graduate students say they want to represent themselves, and not rely on the RSU.

by Sarah Jackson· · News, On Campus, students
(Ryersonian file photo)

Town hall recap: Students call RSU’s spending ‘strange’

The Ryerson Students’ Union (RSU) held a casual town hall meeting on Thursday to give students an opportunity to ask executives about current projects, and speak up about the issues on their mind. The new Wellness Centre, RSU’s involvement with the Canadian Federation of Students’ (CFS) Fight the Fees campaign and the anti-choice protesters on campus were a few topics […]

by Amira Zubairi· · News, On Campus
Faculty association president hasn’t heard of complaints against embattled professor

Faculty association president hasn’t heard of complaints against embattled professor

The Ryerson Faculty Association’s (RFA) president says he hasn’t heard of any complaints lodged against a computer-science professor who’s come under fire after kicking a student out of class for arriving late. Peter Danziger, the RFA’s president, says that he had no knowledge of the formal letter of complaint or petition against a professor who’s been criticized by students in […]

by Pema Tsering· · News, On Campus
Ryerson's annual Parade and Picnic has been banned from Toronto Island due to its noise. (Leah Jensen/Ryersonian file photo)

We don’t know about Parade and Picnic’s exile: Rye officials, union

Ryerson’s administration and student union say they do not know anything about the ban of a school event from Toronto Island. According to Ryerson president Sheldon Levy, nobody in his administration has been told anything regarding the island’s ban of the annual Parade and Picnic. The same goes for the Ryerson Students’ Union, the host of the event, which has received […]

by Zachary Dodds· · News, Off Campus, Top stories
The RSU holds up sign about student debt during Magnet launch. (Laura Calabrese?Ryersonian Staff)

UPDATED: Province, job portal react after RSU members crash event

An online job portal and the provincial government have responded after Ryerson Students’ Union members interrupted a joint event on Wednesday. Magnet Today’s head says he understands the students’ point of view when they stormed the stage to speak out against high tuition fees but did not voice support for their cause. “We’re at an university, and everybody has a right to express their opinions,” […]

CESAR's union employees were unable to return to work this morning, despite having reached an agreement to end the lockout last week. (Chelsea Shim/Ryersonian Staff)

Unionized employees locked out of the CESAR office

CESAR’s two unionized staff members went back to work this morning following their four-month lockout only to be locked out of the office. “The two staff members of CESAR showed up for work today at the CESAR office at 9 a.m., as per the minutes of settlement the union signed in good faith with CESAR,” said Mary-Jo Nadeau, service coordinator […]

by Chelsea Shim· · News, On Campus, Top stories
CESAR and CUPE reach agreement, ending lockout

CESAR and CUPE reach agreement, ending lockout

  Employees from Ryerson’s Continuing Education Student Association may be back to work as early as this week. Last September, CESAR executives locked out its full-time unionized employees after collective bargaining attempts failed. Both parties settled on an agreement last Tuesday night, according to Saira Chhibber, president of the Canadian Union of Public Employees Local 1281, which represents CESAR employees. […]

by Chelsea Shim· · News, On Campus, Top stories

CESAR wants union employees to revise pay expectations

The Continuing Education Student Association at Ryerson locked out its two full-time unionized employees last Monday–and they are not willing to negotiate with the union until they revise their pay expectations. One unionized employee says her wages have been frozen since the collective agreement between CESAR and her union (CUPE 1281) expired in 2011. But CESAR says the union is demanding that the […]

by Amanda Kline· · News, On Campus

CESAR lockout makes staff feel ‘undervalued’

The Continuing Education Student Association of Ryerson (CESAR) locked out its two unionized employees Monday after collective bargaining negotiations fell apart. “I received an email Sunday morning saying I was going to be locked out as of midnight,” said Estefania Toledo, one of the two workers represented by the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Local 1281. Toledo has worked […]

by Amanda Kline· · News, On Campus
RSU president Melissa Palermo seen here at a CFS-organized rally in Feb. 2012.

Ryerson students part of anti-CFS campaign

Ryerson University students are among a group from 15 universities looking to leave the Canadian Federation of Students. According to the group organizing the defederation drive, students from schools including Ryerson, York University, the University of Toronto and Laurentian University are banding together to ditch the CFS because it has “lost traction in a number of provinces.” The group, which calls […]

by Tara Deschamps· · News, On Campus