Geograds Rejects Government’s Offer & Upholds Strike Mandate

GEOGRADS GA MOTIONS 08/05/12

MOTION 1

Whereas the government’s offer corresponds to a one-year freeze to students’ bill but does not address the tuition fee increase for the next 6 years

Whereas student representatives constitute a small minority and that faculty members are not represented in the proposed provisional council

Whereas rectors and certain interests are over-represented

Whereas there are no provisions to ensure transparency of the process

Whereas the government’s offer does not address any of the GEOGrads’ demands;

BIR that GEOGrads rejects the government’s offer as proposed on May 5th 2012.
Passed by majority (9 for, 0 against, 1 abstention)

MOTION 2

BIFR that GEOGrads endorses the “Contre-offre de la CLASSE pour une universit/ qui fait honneur ‘a sa mission fondamentale”
Passed unanimously (11,0,0)

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MOTION 3

BIR THAT GEOGrads calls upon the Premier Jean Charest to take responsibility for and to cease all forms of State violence, police brutality and power abuses.
Passed by majority (9,0,1)

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MOTION 4

BIR that GEOGrads upholds its strike mandate.
Passes by majority (8,0,3)

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MOTION 5

Motion to adjourn
Passed unanimously (10,0,0)

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