Petitioning President Mathias Memmel and 62 others

UTSU: Don't fire Vita & Maria


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The University of Toronto Students’ Union (UTSU) executive and board of directors are attempting to eliminate the positions of the Health and Dental Plan Coordinator and Clubs and Service Groups Coordinator; and the UTSU executive has failed to fill the position of Financial Coordinator after an almost 12-month vacancy.

The Health and Dental Plan Coordinator and the Clubs and Service Groups Coordinator work hard to support the UTSU’s 50,000+ members at UTM and St. George and 350+ student clubs and service groups. The Financial Coordinator ensures the accuracy and confidentiality of all UTSU financial matters.


Whereas the UTSU is seeking to eliminate three full-time, good paying jobs; and
Whereas precarious work is on the rise and 60% of all new jobs in Canada are now precarious: part-time, low-wage, temporary, contract-based, positions; and
Whereas eliminating these positions would be in violation of the UTSU’s collective agreement with the union that represents UTSU staff, CUPE 1281, and expose the UTSU to incurring significant legal costs; and
Whereas the jobs being eliminated are crucial to the success of the UTSU and students rely on the services that those positions provide; therefore

We the undersigned call on the UTSU to follow the collective agreement, maintain these positions and fill all vacancies immediately!

This petition will be delivered to:
  • President
    Mathias Memmel
  • Vice-President University Affairs
    Carina Zhang
  • Vice-President External
    Anne Boucher
  • Vice-President Profesional Faculties
    Shivani Nathoo
  • Vice-President Internal and Services
    Daman Singh
  • Vice-President Equity
    Chimwemwe Alao
  • Vice-President Campus Life
    Stuart Norton
  • UTMSU President
    Jose Wilson
  • Bylaws and Policies Committee
  • Division I Directors
    Aidan Swirsky
  • Division I Directors
    Anushka Kurian
  • Division I Directors
    Kshemani Constatinescu
  • Division I Directors
    Hamboluhle Moyo
  • Division I Directors
    Jayde Jones
  • Division I Directors
    Garnet Ryu
  • Division I Directors
    Melika Shafiee Nyestanak
  • Division I Directors
    Myron Atta-Mensah
  • Division I Directors
    Justin Zelnicker
  • Division I Directors
    Sara Zamani
  • Yasmine El Sanyoura
  • Division I Directors
    Chengye Yang
  • Division I Directors
    Prashansa Atreay
  • Zahira Tsabehji
  • Division I Directors
    Osman Osman
  • Division II Directors
    Andrew Sweeny
  • Division II Directors
    Christopher Paul Dryden
  • Division II Directors
    Danja Papajani
  • Division II Directors
    Joanna Man
  • Division II Directors
    Dong Yoo Wang
  • Division II Directors
    Melissa Dizon
  • Division II Director
    Jacov Krezic
  • Jessica Duggan
  • Division II Director
    Rebekah Tam
  • Division II Director
    Aidan Fishman
  • Division II Director
    Yasmine El Sanyoura
  • Division III Director
    Mohammed Ali Al-Hassan
  • Division III Director
    Can Cui
  • Division III Director
    Xiao Jin
  • Division III Director
    Jessica Marie-Duggan
  • Division III Director
    Zahira Tasabehji
  • Division III Director
    Tsai Ying Liu
  • Division III Director
    Rasha Al-Rammahi
  • Division I Director - Computer Science
    Lisa Guo
  • Division I Director - Humanities
    Kassandra Neranjan
  • Division I Director - Life Sciences
    Valerie Steckle
  • Division I Director - Mathematical and Physical Sciences
    Wilson Wu
  • Division I Director - Rotman Commerce
    Kevin Wang
  • Division I Director - Social Sciences
    Amanda Harvey-Sanchez
  • Division II Director - At large
    Carol Kin-Yee Yeung
  • Division II Director - At large
    Stephanie M. Hovdestad
  • General Equity Director
    Ziigwen Mixemong
  • General Equity Director
    Andrea Bermudez
  • Student Aid Committee
  • Accessibility Committee
  • Services Committee
  • Outreach Committee
  • Finance Committee
  • Executive Review Committee
  • ERC
  • Clubs Committee
  • Amanda Harvey Sanchez
  • Amal Ismail Ladak
  • Prashana Atreay

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