EDITORIALS  The McGill Daily Supports the Social Work Student Association Strike

Social Work Students are Striking against Unpaid Internship

The McGill Daily Editorial Board wants to express support and endorse the strike led by students of the School of Social Work since October 24. Social Work students voted in a general assembly to strike against unpaid internships for the fall semester and are calling for student participation in a week-long mobilization this November. As part of their program requirement, undergraduate students in Social Work have to complete 400 hours of field placement per year, none of which are paid. The strike received support from professors in Social Work, who have cancelled all classes from November 19 to 23. The students are organizing a series of events from November 19 to November 23 around their strike that can be found under the Facebook event “Strike Week at McGill Social Work.” A protest is scheduled on Wednesday November 21, at 3 p.m. at Place Emilie-Gamelin. We invite students to join the protest, attend the events, sign up for the mailing list, and follow the McGill Social Work Student Association (SWSA) Facebook page for updates about the strike.