Upcoming events

Jul July

5:30 PM Mountain Time | Earth Science Room 162

GLU Member's Meeting

We will be holding our semesterly general meeting this July. At your semesterly member's meeting, we will be discussing the following: Bargaining (particularly, where the Essential Service negotiations are...
Aug August

4:00 PM Mountain Time | GLU Office, Calgary

GLU Meeting Procedures Training (Roberts Rules)

We will go over Roberts Rules of order for meeting procedures and protocol and provide opportunities for participants to put the rules into practice with mock meeting scenarios.  The primary...
Aug August

3:00 PM Mountain Time | GLU Office, Calgary

GLU Stewards Training, Aug 2024

Interested in becoming a leader in your department and supporting your fellow graduate workers? This 4 hour training is your introduction...

Latest news

June 14, 2024

ULPA Bargaining Update

We are pleased to announce that we have reached a tentative agreement with the University of Lethbridge.  This will be a historic first collective agreement for the ULPA, which was legislated as a bargaining unit by the Government of Alberta in 2017.  Negotiating began in 2023 after the ULPA entered into a service agreement with PSAC.

March 13, 2024

Bringing Labour to the Forefront of EDI

UofC’s Graduate Labour Union (GLU) Vice-Chair International Karina Hincapie Martinez, joined a panel of graduate students this Monday at. The discussion—organized by the university’s Faculty of Graduate Studies—featured two other graduate students Jamie Anderson and Alex Paquette. 

While Karina was the only participant who centred her discussion around academic labour as an avenue for change, the theme was woven throughout the responses of every panelist.  A consistent takeaway from all three graduate students was that change requires solidarity.

November 06, 2023

Union agrees to one more day of virtual bargaining before filing for mediation

The Graduate Labour Union Negotiating Team of the GSA met with the University of Calgary Team for its seventh bargaining session on 2-4 October.  During the last face-to-face meeting on October 4th the union team indicated that we would be filing for mediation given the lack of progress at the table, at the urging of the employer team, the union has agreed to a day of virtual bargaining to give the employer an opportunity to improve their latest offer.