MUNACA, the union representing 1,700 striking McGill support staff will be present in different locations in Montreal this weekend echoing the same message being voiced by the Occupy Wall Street movement.
Both are fighting for transparency, accountability, fairness and equality. MUNACA members, who have been without a contract for a year, are seeking parity with other university workers in Montreal, protection of their pensions, and implementation of a fair wage scale.
During the McGill Homecoming this weekend, MUNACA will be disrupting a series of events urging McGill's big donors to withhold donations until the dispute is resolved fairly.
Today, striking MUNACA members got a visit from well-known activist and McGill alumna, Judy Rebick. Rebick told picketers that they are part of a bigger global movement also fighting for the same rights. She will also urge her fellow McGill alumni to withhold their donations to McGill until the end of the strike.
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