Updated March 30, 12.35pm.
- General Security
- The university has made noise that after April 3, only GAs and hourly workers who are “able to work” will still be paid.
- If your conversations with your supervisor or PI feel as if they have gone this way, please get in touch with us.
- We’ve been told that whether or not a GEO member or someone who supports GEO research work — such as undergraduates who come in to feed animal samples or plant samples — will be decided upon by local supervisors and PIs.
- Most GAs are not essential at this time.
- At this point, our expectation is that everyone is teaching virtually.
- We know this is hard. You don’t have to do it alone.
- Let us know if there’s anything we can do to help, or if there’s anyone you’re having trouble reaching.
- Other Essential Work
- We know of a few members who have been deemed as “essential” out of research roles.
- Let us know if you’ve been told to come into campus.
- Parking and Passes
- The university seems to be reimbursing all parking and T passes from March 23rd onward.
- Hourly Work and Workers
- While we know some hourly workers — including undergraduates, and many of you who have secondary and tertiary employment on campus — are still supposed to be getting paid their normal hours, we want to know if you’re working hourly.
- Email us if you haven’t been paid and were supposed to, or if you’re lacking guidance or leadership.
- At the moment, we know that the current way of things will go until April 3.
- We don’t yet know what happens afterward.
- We are discussing information and terms with the university tomorrow (April 1st) as part of impact bargaining.