• Housing & Labour

Our Mission 

With this year’s annual campaign, CSU’s HOJO and Campaigns department, aim to raise awareness about students’ rights as tenants and employees. We intend to shed light on the housing and labour issues faced by Concordians and Montrealers. By better informing Concordia’s student body, we hope to equip Concordians with the necessary tools to defend their rights in everyday life, whilst also promoting solutions that enable effective change.

Why Housing and Labour?

  • The CSU’s role is to serve and represent all Concordia students- and these two topics are issues that affect Concordian’s day to day life. 
  • The Covid-19 pandemic, alongside other international events, have caused unprecedented change in both the housing and labour market. Hence, addressing these topics now is only appropriate. 
  • Sadly, and per usual, certain marginalised groups are disproportionately affected by the rapid changes transforming both these sectors. The CSU stands in solidarity with these groups as we aim to bring forth their concerns and fight for equity and justice.

Our Demands

Housing

  1. Betterment of student Residences
  2. Increased funding for student-led housing
  3. (Potential) Divestment from predatory housing firms/investing groups 
  4. Lobby against the expansion of Airbnb in Montreal

Labour

  1. Unionisation of all on-campus employees.
  2. Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) in hiring at all levels
  3. () Divestment from companies with bad labour practices