posted on March 8: Picketing now extended to 24 hours a day


Picket lines at the University didn't end at dusk last night. Hamilton police notified the University late in the day that MUSA intended to picket 24 hours a day and that the Canadian Autoworkers' Union would help keep the picket line operating overnight.

Delivery vehicles are the main traffic to campus overnight. That includes food service deliveries and materials for construction sites on campus including the University Centre.

Mary Keyes, associate vice-president student affairs says deliveries of supplies to residences and food service areas have been slowed since last Friday when trucks had to begin waiting in line to get onto campus. “We have notified our suppliers that picketing has now increased. To date deliveries haven't negatively impacted service levels for students but that could happen if the union decides to lengthen the delays.”