Members of Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) 1281 at the Continuing Education Students Association of Ryerson (CESAR) finally have a contract after a four month long lockout.
Being forced out on to the picket lines is a tough situation for any worker. But the staff locked out by CESAR faced an extra challenge -- there were only two of them to walk the line.
Normally four staff work in an administration capacity for CESAR, providing student support and academic advising services.
But at the time of their lockout in September 30, 2013, one position was vacant. Another worker would quit just days before the lockout, leaving just two to advocate for their cause.