The Working Groups

Great turnout to the general meeting on Tuesday. It was great seeing all your wonderful faces, old and new. If you weren’t able to make it, don’t worry. You can still get involved.

James Meades shared his experiences trying to bargain with admin. As I’m sure you’re well aware of, CUPE 2424, CUPE 4600 and CUASA have been trying to get admin to get to the table and bargain with little success. If you weren’t already aware, there are potential strikes in the very near future. Feel free to blame this on admin.

Then Sam Heaton spoke on behalf of CUSA and GSA regarding their issues with admin. This includes both struggles for academic amnesty and fees being held illegally (See Free the Fees post for more info).

We all broke into 4 groups where we discussed and brainstormed what changes needed to happen on Carleton’s Campus. The results five working groups. Next week, each of the working groups will be meeting to discuss campaigns and start working towards changing this campus.

Are you sick and tired of admin constantly creeping onto our space? What happened to the Atrium being ours? Why doesn’t G-spot have a kitchen on campus yet? If you want to see this, or anything else, related to student space changed, click the paragraph heading. It will take you to a poll to select when the student space working group will have their next meeting.

Aren’t you curious who it is that’s handling our campus experience. Shouldn’t it be us? Why aren’t we selecting which companies have tables at job fairs. Why don’t we get a reading week in the fall? Let’s get in charge of our own lives. Click the paragraph heading to go to the poll to select when the administration accountability working group will have their next meeting.

We’re here to learn, but we’re missing out on all the important information. What services are available to us? Can international students get involved on campus? They sure can. Is the Carleton clothing line fair trade? Hmm…I really don’t know. Let’s inform ourselves and inform others. Click the paragraph heading. You’ve probably figured out that it takes you to a poll to select when the education/awareness working group will have their next meeting.

There are so many workers on campus from food services to teaching staff to general support staff. It’s pretty obvious that they haven’t been treated fairly. We all share a campus. I refuse to consider my experience on campus a good one until they have the ability to say the same. Click the paragraph heading to go to the poll to select when the labour solidarity working group will have their next meeting.

This is the logistical stuff. How do the groups communicate with each other? Who updates the blog? Who receives email addressed to CLASS? Maybe it’s you. Click the paragraph heading to visit the poll to select when the communications working group will have their next meeting. Or you can just send me an email at Carleton.CLASS@gmail.com.

Sincerely
A Student and Worker

p.s.-If you have any trouble with the polls, email me at Carleton.CLASS@Gmail.com and I’ll help you out. Also please be sure to type in your email so that I can let you know when the meeting will take place.

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