January 31, 2017 06:00 ET
Cafeteria workers - many of whom make barely above minimum wage - hold job action, speak out against second-class treatment
TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Jan. 31, 2017) - Cafeteria workers working for Aramark at the University of Toronto Scarborough Campus (UTSC) will stage a one-day strike today, Tuesday, January 31st, as they escalate their fight for a living wage. These workers, members of UNITE HERE Local 75, have been bargaining a new collective agreement for several months.
As the provincial government considers a number of measures to address so-called precarious work - low-wage jobs with little job security - members of the UTSC are calling on the school to make a commitment to good jobs, so no worker on campus makes below a living wage.
Following the one-day strike at UTSC, cafeteria workers working for Aramark at York University plan a one-day strike this Thursday, February 2nd. An open-ended strike is looming at both schools.
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