Town Hall on Tuition Fees and Strikes for Students and Faculty
- What is a student strike?
- How have past strikes worked?
- What can it accomplish?
- What are the risks?
Stand up to fear-mongering · Get the facts · Discuss your options
WHEN: 2:00pm Wednesday 8 February
WHERE: H-110, Hall Building, 1455 de Maisonneuve O.
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This Winter, students all over Quebec are preparing for a general strike to defend public university education. Tens of thousands of students have already voted to go on a strike and many more will do so in the upcoming weeks. At Concordia, there will be general assemblies of departmental associations and the CSU and GSA to consider joining the strike. Each student has a vote, but make sure you have the correct information!
For instance, student strikes:
- have been the LAST resort of Quebec students in defending the accessible and democratic nature of universities and colleges
- have occurred eight times since 1968, and students have never lost a semester
- have succeeded in establishing a tuition freeze that lasted from 1968 to 1990 and major improvements to the Quebec loans and bursaries program (AFE)
- are NOT just about skipping class
- do NOT involve dropping classes
- do NOT involve non-payment of fees