Join striking parents/caregivers from CUPE 3902 and CUPE 3903 to call a “time out” on the University of Toronto, York University, and the Province of Ontario over poverty wages for adjunct professors, teaching assistants, and graduate assistants.
On the current wages striking parents and caregivers receive, many struggle to provide basic necessities for their children, while the thought of one day affording tuition at the very institutions where they teach seems unattainable.
With rising tuition fees confronting all students, and the precarious working conditions confronting their instructors, it’s clear that the current model of education in this province is broken. The strikes at U of T and York are more than just about the issues at the bargaining table. They’re also about the future of postsecondary education in Ontario.
We can continue down the current path of treating knowledge as a commodity and postsecondary education as a business – taking a low-road approach that is built on low wages and precarious working conditions – or we can build an accessible, democratic, and equitable model that treats students and their instructors with the dignity and respect they deserve.
Join striking parents and caregivers on the picket line this March 11 as we deliver our “time out” to the university administrations and provincial politicians who are responsible for the current situation. It’s time to stop, take a deep breath, and consider where we’re heading!