Teaching assistants at McGill University strike

Concerns include wages, cost of living

Teaching assistants at McGill University began a 24-hour strike on April 16.

Demands include a wage increase and the indexation of teaching support funding to undergraduate enrollment.

Teaching assistants at the university have been in bargaining since August 2014.

The labour action will see the employees — represented by the Association of Graduate Students Employed at McGill — on strike for the first day of final exams.

The union represents 2,000 graduate teaching assistants and 600 exam invigilators at McGill University.

According to the union, the strike included picket lines on the McGill campus. A rally for precarious academic workers across the province was scheduled at the end of the day.

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