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SCI deemed unlawful Collective student action leads to legal victory, but what lies ahead is uncertain
Nov28

SCI deemed unlawful Collective student action leads to legal victory, but what lies ahead is uncertain

Photos by Andrew Mrozowski / A&C Editor  On Nov. 21, the Ontario Divisional Court struck down the Student Choice Initiative, a controversial directive introduced by the provincial government which required universities and colleges to allow students to opt-out of student fees deemed “non-essential.” Three judges unanimously ruled that the government did not have the legal authority to interfere with the autonomous and democratic...

A strike is in the cards After months of negotiations, TAs and RAs move closer to a strike
Nov14

A strike is in the cards After months of negotiations, TAs and RAs move closer to a strike

Updates Nov. 20: After meeting with a mediator, the university and the union representing TAs and RAs have reached a tentative agreement. If the CUPE local 3906 membership accepts the agreement, there will be no strike. Highlights CUPE 3906 represents approximately 2,700 TAs and RAs at McMaster. Since the summer, they have been renegotiating their employment contract (otherwise known as a collective agreement) with the university CUPE...

McMaster: put your money where your mouth is McMaster’s actions do not reflect the dire reality of the climate crisis

Last Friday’s climate strike brought the climate crisis to the forefront of public conversation. There is an ever-growing awareness of the dire reality of the climate emergency: if immediate, far-reaching action is not taken, there will be major harm to ecosystems and loss of life. A 2018 report from the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change found that, in order to keep global temperature rise below 1.5°C, carbon...

Hamilton strikes for the climate Hundreds took to the streets to demand action on the climate crisis
Oct03

Hamilton strikes for the climate Hundreds took to the streets to demand action on the climate crisis

Photos by Hannah Walters-Vida / Editor-In-Chief On Sept. 27, hundreds of Hamiltonians gathered in Gore park to raise the alarm bell on climate change and urge leaders to take action. The climate strike came as part of a week of mass climate actions from Sept. 20-27.   Hamilton’s climate strike was one of many general strikes around the world, in which people walked out of school, work and their homes to raise the alarm on the climate...

Students gearing up for climate strike A student group is calling on McMaster to cancel classes and assessments for Friday’s climate strike
Sep26

Students gearing up for climate strike A student group is calling on McMaster to cancel classes and assessments for Friday’s climate strike

Photo c/o Elizabeth Svyatnenko  Monday night, a group of McMaster students issued a petition urging McMaster administration to cancel classes and assessments on the afternoon of Sept. 27 so that students, staff and faculty can participate in a climate strike this Friday. The students organizing the petition are a part of McMaster Students for Climate Change Advocacy (MSCCA), a McMaster-based climate advocacy organization. The planned...