Women’s Strike at Ghent University

March 4, 2020

Every day the Ghent University workers from the cleaning services, student restaurants and child care make sure that UGent staff and students can work and study in clean offices and classrooms and with a full stomach. Too often they have to do this reproductive work in difficult and precarious conditions and at low wages.

This is why they are going on strike on Monday the 9th of March, inspired by the International Women’s Strike that calls for better conditions for women’s paid and unpaid care work.

UGent Women’s Strike and ACOD UGent are in full solidarity with the staff and their demands: the insourcing of the cleaning staff, the statutarisation of the cafeteria and day-care staff, and a minimum wage of 14 euros for all university staff.

Join the UGent Women’s Strike on Monday, 9 March from 12:00 onwards to support the striking care workers. There will be soup, bread and plenty of roses served by your favorite professor, live music with the best feminist tunes, and a lot of feminist power. Afterwards, the Dutch feminist Anja Meulenbelt will give a lecture (in Dutch).

9 March 2020 12:00-14:00
Rectorate UGent – Sint Pietersnieuwstraat 25

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/527330224606760/
Twitter: @WomenGent