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Right to strike vital for faculty association labour policy

By Kate Jacobson, October 25 2016 — In early 2015, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled that the right to strike is protected by the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms guarantee of freedom of association. All groups, no matter who they work for, have the right to withhold their labour by going on strike….

The best any of us can do

Tradition dictates that the Gauntlet’s outgoing editor-in-chief writes the last editorial of the year. I’m supposed to have garnered some hard-won life lessons that I can share with all of you. The Gauntlet, as conventional wisdom goes, should have made me a better person. I spent most of my two years at the Gauntlet trying…

Students deserve more details about MacHall’s future

The University of Calgary and its Students’ Union have been embroiled in a conflict over who owns MacHall for a long time. Both sides negotiated over the building’s operating agreement behind closed doors for years — until the SU made their dispute with administration public last fall. For a while, it looked like the matter…

MacHall mediation extended for third time

By Fabian Mayer and Kate Jacobson, March 24 2016 — For the second time this week, the University of Calgary and its Students’ Union have agreed to extend their mediation over MacHall’s ownership. The mediation period, which expired today, was extended until April 15 at 5:00 p.m. This is the third time the mediation has…

MacHall mediation period extended until March 24

By Kate Jacobson, March 21 2016 — The University of Calgary and its Students’ Union have agreed to extend their mediation over the MacHall ownership dispute a second time. The mediation period, which expired today, was extended just three days until March 24 at 5:00 p.m., indicating the two sides may be close to an…

University’s food workers push for unionization

By Kate Jacobson, March 15 2016 — Aramark employees at the University of Calgary are applying to unionize with the UFCW Local 401. Aramark runs food vendors, operates the residence Dining Centre and provides catering services on campus. The union filed their application with the Alberta Labour Relations Board on March 4. Union organizer Joe…

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