CUPE 4580 set to strike University of Windsor

    WINDSOR, ON, Feb. 4 /CNW Telbec/ - Contract negotiations between the
Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Local 4580 and the University of
Windsor have reached an impasse. CUPE 4580 represents approximately
900 graduate and teaching assistants.
    The parties will be in a legal strike or lockout position sometime the
week of February 17 if an agreement is not reached.
    In the current academic year, the University of Windsor has implemented
its largest ever, one-time increase in tuition fees. Increases range from 4.5%
to 41% and affect all teaching and graduate assistants. Additional increases
are projected for the 2008-2009 academic year.
    The Union has scheduled a strike vote for 6 p.m., February 6 at the CAW
Student Centre, Ambassador Auditorium on the University Campus.

For further information:

For further information: Dianne Wright, President, CUPE 4580, (519)
257-6270,; Joel Bentley, CUPE National Rep, (519)
966-9595; Wendy Forbes, CUPE Communications, (416) 292-3999

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