Tuesday, October 11, 2016

哥大工會支持台大工會公開信

台灣大學工會GWC-UAW Local 2110 Graduate Workers of Columbia】我們宣布,在此與哥倫比亞大學研究生工會組織委員會締結同盟,團結爭取學術環境中的勞動條件。In solidarity!





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中文版(蘋果日報連結):

我們是美國哥倫比亞大學研究生工會組織委員會Graduate Workers of Columbia University organizing committee (GWC-UAW)的研究生勞工們。近日贏得工會組織權的我們,堅定地與國立臺灣大學工會站在同一陣線、呼籲臺大校方及校長楊泮池,啟動與臺大研究生勞工夥伴們的善意的協商。
儘管臺大工會已經由法律認可,研究生勞工仍面臨僱佣的不穩定性,每學期都遭遇解僱或減薪的威脅。儘管校務基金持續擴增,校方卻持續歸咎於預算減少。
我們在此公開呼籲臺大承諾下列事項:
1、研究生勞工保證穩定的僱佣和公平合理的薪資。臺大的營運、尤其是其研究計畫的執行、仰賴研究生勞工們的努力;唯有保障研究生勞工的勞動條件,才能保障大學自身的未來。 
2、即刻停止分化研究生勞工團結的企圖: 廢止專斷地將教學、研究等助理切分為「勞雇型」和「學習型」的雙層系統。大學藉由這類劃分,否定並規避了研究生勞工依法應有的準時發薪與勞健保等保障。這兩類的勞工實際上執行相同的業務,也都需要且理應享有相同的福利。
3、給予研究生勞工完整參與臺大職業安全衛生委員會的權利。否定研究生勞工在該委員會代表自身的權利,將危及工作場所的安全。
基於我們的共同目標——改善全世界學術領域中勞工的勞動條件, GWC-UAW會傾全力支持臺大工會的努力。再者,由於我們的會員中包含許多臺大校友在內的台灣籍研究生,我們高度重視「為臺大研究生勞工爭取權利」一事,並與臺大工會同心協力投入這項運動,給大學一個更美好的未來。
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As graduate workers who have recently won the right to unionize, we, the Graduate Workers of Columbia University organizing committee (GWC-UAW), stand in solidarity with the National Taiwan University Labor Union and urge the university administration and university president Pan-Chyr Yang to begin negotiating in good faith with our fellow graduate workers at National Taiwan University (NTU). 
Although the NTU Labor Union has won legal recognition, graduate workers still face unstable employment, encountering the threat of layoffs or pay cuts every semester. The university administration continues to place blame on a declining budget even as their endowment fund continues to expand. 
We call on the NTU to publicly commit to the following:
1. Pledge to provide stable employment and fair wages for graduate workers. NTU works because its graduate workers do, and only by making their working conditions secure can the university hope to have a secure future itself.
2. Immediately cease the cynical attempt to fragment solidarity among graduate workers through the two-tiered system arbitrarily dividing teaching and research assistants into “labor” and “learning” categories. Through this system, the university denies basic rights like affordable health care and employment insurance to graduate workers across the university. The workers in both categories perform the same duties and both need and are entitled to the same benefits.
3. Extend to graduate workers the right to full participation in the NTU occupational safety and health committee. Denying graduate workers the ability to represent themselves on this committee is an affront to workplace security. 
The Graduate Workers of Columbia University organizing committee supports the NTU Labor Union’s efforts, in our shared goal of improving labor conditions for academic workers worldwide. Furthermore, as our membership include a large number of graduate students from Taiwan, including many NTU alumni, we understand NTU graduate worker rights as an especially personal priority and commit to standing by the NTU Labor Union as they campaign for a better future for their university. 
Signed,
The Graduate Workers of Columbia University (GWC-UAW)

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