Home

Info about Assistance available for Students Affected by City Strike

Friday, February 17, 2006

2 Comments

Written by CSA

Most Guelph residents should have noticed by now, that the City’s inside, outside and library workers, represented by CUPE locals 241, 973 and 1946, are on strike.

Obviously, this strike will have a widespread impact on our community.

Due to the strike, many City services are closed down. This means that many other city workers, including several students, who are not represented by the striking locals, are currently unable to work.

Students who are facing severe financial implications are encouraged to contact the University of Guelph’s Student Financial Services by email at or by phone at 519-824-4120 x58715 for emergency financial assistance.

The CSA Food Bank, located on the second floor of the University Centre can be contacted by email at or by phone at 519-824-4120 x58049. The food bank is open 12 – 5 Mon – Fri.

If you require additional support please feel free to contact the CSA office, located on the second floor of the University Centre. We can be reached by phone at 519-824-4120 x.56748 or by email at

Also, please feel free to contact the City of Guelph’s Mayor and Councillors to urge them to settle with the CUPE 241, 973 and 1946 as soon as possible. Below is a list of contact information for the members of the Guelph City Council:


Mayor Kate Quarrie
(519) 837-5643
Email:

Councillor Laura Baily, Ward 1
(519) 823-9585
Email:

Councillor Rocco J. Furfaro, Ward 1
(519) 824-1157
Email:

Councillor Ray Ferraro, Ward 2
(519) 836-3868
Email:

Councillor Dan Moziar, Ward 2
(519) 837-3742
Email:

Councillor Maggie Laidlaw, Ward 3
(519) 837-1732
Email:

Councillor Dan Schnurr, Ward 3
(519) 823-8070
Email:

Councillor David Birtwistle, Ward 4
Phone: (519) 822-3478
Email:

Councillor Gloria Kovach, Ward 4
(519) 824-9695
Email:

Councillor Cathy Downer, Ward 5
(519) 823-5646
Email:

Councillor Lise Burcher, Ward 5
(519) 763-0449
Cell: (519) 362-2207
Email:

Councillor Christine Billings, Ward 6
(519) 826-0567
Email:

Councillor Peter Hamtak, Ward 6
(519) 827-0838
Email:

| More

Comments

Back to Top
  1. Posted by: Sarah on Feb 17, 2006 @ 6:20pm

    Good job.

    One suggestion though. When you say "several students" are unable to work, this to me implies one or two. It's more like 50+. Perhaps this should be edited.

  2. Posted by: Sarah on Feb 17, 2006 @ 6:24pm

    And a final point of information, according to a local paper the union's national rep has said it's up to the city to call for a return to negotiations. So please, I urge everyone to use the contact info above to encourage them to get back to the bargaining table. For everyone's sake.

Share your thoughts

Bookstore First Year