Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE)

Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE)

February 15, 2012 15:10 ET

Media Advisory: Community rally to support CUPE 3902 negotiations with University of Toronto

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Feb. 15, 2012) - The members of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) 3902 - Unit 1, representing over 4,000 contract education workers at the University of Toronto (U of T), have set a strike deadline of February 24.

On February 16, students, workers, faculty, and community members will rally outside U of T's Governing Council to support the efforts of CUPE 3902 to improve the quality of education at the U of T.

CUPE 3902 is bargaining for smaller tutorial sizes, guaranteed funding for upper-year PhD students, and increased support for graduate-student research. After eight months of negotiations, the U of T administration has not adequately addressed any of these concerns.

WHAT: Community rally in support of quality education
WHEN: Thursday, February 16, 2012 at 4:00 p.m.
WHERE: Simcoe Hall
27 King's College Circle
Toronto, Ontario
http://www.osm.utoronto.ca/map

Contact Information

  • CUPE 3902
    James Nugent
    Chief Spokesperson
    647-519-3902

    CUPE Communications
    Wendy Forbes
    416-292-3999