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The McGill University Administration are Assholes, part infinity

Worker-hating education-corporatising rat-fucking dirty-trick assholes:

Students Threatened Over Gathering Signatures for MUNACA

Two graduate students in the Faculty of Medicine faced threats from McGill Human Resources after writing a petition in support of the McGill University Non-Academic Certified Association (MUNACA) strike. The students – who wish to remain anonymous in the press – began the petition in late September in response to McGill’s first injunction against MUNACA picketers.

The students, who work in the McIntyre Medical building, said that they found the injunction to be an “overreaction” on the part of McGill, and that they had never been denied access to their building or experienced any sort of harassment or violence from MUNACA picketers.

The petition is addressed to Principal Heather Munroe-Blum and Provost Anthony Masi. “We are writing this petition to show our concern with recent measures taken by McGill University to restrain the freedom of expression of its valuable MUNACA/PSAC [Public Service Alliance of Canada] employees,” the letter begins, and stresses the peaceful nature of the MUNACA strikers.

“Basically, the petition complains more about trying to prevent them to strike and trying to humiliate them and take away their dignity as workers and as citizens,” explained one of the authors in an interview with The Daily.

After creating the petition, the students hung posters to encourage people to add their signatures.

“Someone from Human Resources called a lady from our department and told her, ‘Look, if the people continue with this, not only they will have troubles, but also their supervisor will have problems. So, I advise them to take the posters off, and they cannot collect signatures inside the building,’” explained one of the authors of the petition.

The students asked for clarification of the complaint, and asked for a document or regulation that states that signatures cannot be collected within a University building or on University property.

According to the students, the Human Resources department changed their position upon questioning, and stated only that the students would need permission from the building director for posters.

The building director denied the request…

Strike

There has been a strike going on at McGill. I don’t really care, except for the fact that it’s fucking loud, and it’s happening right across the street so that I can hear it out the window. It’s either fresh air or no noise. Oh, bitch please, just stop it already. I didn’t come to McGill to see this happen.

McGill student leaders, MUNACA dispute university's stance that all is fine during strike

McGill University student leaders are upset that school officials have been saying that everything is fine at the institution despite what they say are countless disruptions to campus life – including reduced operating hours for libraries and administrative services – since the McGill University Non-Academic Certified Association (MUNACA) began a strike 2 weeks ago. “It is shocking the university is saying everything is okay when the reality is the university is running at reduced capacity,” says a student society executive. “When they say it’s business as usual, it’s simply not true.” MUNACA’s president also challenges administration’s stance that services have not been seriously been affected by the job action. “It’s not going as smoothly as they like us to believe,” he says. McGill’s vice-principal of administration and finance acknowledges that it is not business as usual as the university, but the situation is not calamitous. “We’re making do and trying to minimize the impact,” he says. Montreal Gazette (Academicagroup)