McGill Support Staff Strike

First Posted: 09/01/11 08:06 AM ET Updated: 11/01/11 06:12 AM ET

Mcgill University Strike
Support staff at McGill University walked out on the job early Thursday morning, launching a general strike on the first day of class for many students.


Support staff at McGill University walked off the job early Thursday morning, launching a general strike on the first day of class for many students.


The school and support staff are at odds over salaries and social benefits.


Moving ahead with a strike means students will be affected, but staff say have no choice, said Patrick Leblanc, a spokesman for the Public Service Alliance of Canada.


Striking staff members were on the picket line at 7 a.m. Thursday.


Several services will be disrupted, including on-campus residences and class laboratories.


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