LAST UPDATED: Tuesday January 21, 2003 - 12:30 p.m.
give union power to strike
has voted to give its union the power to strike if negotiations with
the university administration reach an impasse.
Seventy per cent of faculty members who went to the polls last Thursday
and Friday, favoured giving the union the mandate to strike. "We're
very pleased with the result," said University of Western Ontario
Faculty Association President Paul Handford.
joins international protest against war on Iraq
Community and religious leaders gathered at a rally on Saturday in downtown
London to protest Canada's position on future military action in Iraq.
Approximately 500 people, many waving signs with anti-military slogans,
attended the rally, which was held in front of the John Labatt Centre.
falls on deaf Western ears
Bunsen Burners can create intense heat, but unfortunately they can't lay
the heat on Western administration.
The Let's Talk Science Partnership Program, a campus organization since
1991, will be unable to continue operating for this semester, and the
next academic year, due to the program's inability to secure funding from
the university's central office or the individual departments of the faculty
tuition scheme critiqued
The upcoming release
of the Ontario Liberal Party education platform will enable parents
to pre-pay their children's tuition at current rates – a move
that will benefit wealthier families with disposable income, critics
Liberal leader Dalton McGuinty first announced the plan back in March
2002 at the annual Heritage dinner, but the issue attracted renewed
attention when McGuinty spoke at Western last Thursday.
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A PLEA FOR PEACE. Jack Layton, a candidate for the leadership of the federal
NDP party was in London to speak at the peace protest held on Saturday
outside the John Labatt Centre. About 500 people were on hand to hear
Layton and others speak.
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