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Queen's TA union vote too close to call

The Queen’s Journal is reporting the first round of counting in the Queen’s teaching assistants and teaching fellows union certification vote is inconclusive.

378 people voted against union certification, 332 for certification and 93 ballots were segregated pending Labour Board review of the eligiblity of the 93 voters casting those ballots.

If 24 valid segregated ballots are against unionization, the TAs and TFs will remain non-unionized.

The TAs and TFs were voting on membership in the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC), a union which largely represents federal civil servants.

The unionization drive and vote occurred in the shadow of the CUPE 3903 strike at York University which was cited as a reason to not unionization by opponents.

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