Info about Assistance available for Students Affected by City Strike

Friday, February 17, 2006


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  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.

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