This is a really good update. It goes point by point through the key points of the Unions demands and shows what they have done on them. This is more than either side has done in the recent past. I am as neutral as can be in this debate but, however, I must agree with the University that a 20% increase over two years is completely unrealistic. If we look at the Ontario Secondary Teachers’ recent settlement of 12% over 4 years we can attain some perspective. In all forms the Ontario Secondary Teachers’ Federation is many times stronger and more powerful than CUPE or CUPE 3903 and they settled for 12% over 4 years, which was considered an excellent gain. Teachers in Ontario are extremely well paid and have achieved such through incremental increases in compensation, not by demanding 20% over 2 years. Although I agree with some of the ‘structural’ changes to the University’s system that CUPE is demanding, the compensation package is completely unrealistic, financial unfeasible and is doing nothing more than slow down this process.
Grow up CUPE, you are losing support by the second.