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GroundWire | March 31, 2015: CUPE 3903, Montreal protests | Mar 31 2015 | GroundWire Community Radio News | CUPE 3903 members speak out about why they've been on strike, Quebec students mobilize against austerity measures in Montreal and protest military research at McGill, and more!
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'Historic' agreement reached in York University strike | Mar 30 2015 | Ella Bedard | York University capitulates on major issues, hard fought battle ends in Union victory.
CUPE 3902 and 3903 members march for better working, living and learning conditions | Mar 28 2015 | John Bonnar | Friday’s historic march from Glendon College of York University to Queen’s Park was organized entirely by the rank and file members of CUPE Locals 3902 and 3903.
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Accessing information to demilitarize McGill | Mar 28 2015 | Dan Kellar | A chat with Rachel from Demilitarize McGill focusing on the group's efforts to reveal weapons research contracts involving McGill profs.
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This week in labour: Conservative myth-busting and plenty of picket lines | Mar 27 2015 | Ella Bedard | Labour disputes are coming to a close but conservative policymakers keep us fighting.
B.C. government seeks to privatize and control teacher professional development | Mar 27 2015 | Tara Ehrcke | With newly introduced Bill 11, the B.C. government takes control of teacher professional development, further undermining the profession itself and the autonomy of teachers.
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Could U of T implement unilateral changes to course evaluations without consent? | Mar 26 2015 | Cristina D'Amico | Make no mistake: academic continuity can guarantee completion of the school year only by robbing students of meaningful learning experiences.
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Five reasons TAs and education workers rejected U of T's deal | Mar 25 2015 | Raluca Bejan | The University of Toronto claims the deal rejected by striking CUPE 3902 workers was "generous" -- but TAs are seeing this fight as a chance to shed light on the precarities of academic labour.
Quebec students launch anti-austerity, pro-environment 'social strike' and movement | Mar 25 2015 | Roger Annis | Police in Quebec City and Montreal attacked student protests on the evening of March 24. In Quebec City, 274 were arrested!74 people! See news of that further below.
Forget universities. What are newspaper editorials for? | Mar 24 2015 | Nora Loreto | A response to 'What are universities for' editorial from the National Post.
Striking U of T and York University education workers rally for accessible, high-quality education | Mar 22 2015 | John Bonnar | Ontario university students pay the highest tuition fees in Canada, averaging $7,539 per year, and the Liberal government spends the lowest amount per student than any other jurisdiction in Canada.
In Canadian literary culture, breaking barriers must go beyond the books themselves | Mar 20 2015 | Lucia Lorenzi | This year's Canada Reads competition was about literature's capacity to break barriers, but literary culture in Canada faces a number of challenges itself.

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