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Striking education workers at York, U of T to hold joint rally at Dundas Square
TORONTO, March 21, 2015 /CNW/ – Striking education workers at York University and the University of Toronto will hold a joint rally in support of accessible, high quality education on Saturday, March 21 (today) at 1:00 p.m. in Yonge-Dundas Square in downtown Toronto. The rally will end at 4:00 p.m. at Queen’s Park, where participants will call on the provincial government to properly fund post-secondary education in Ontario and reduce tuition fees.
The rally is jointly organized by locals 3903 and 3902 of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), which represent striking education workers at York University and the University of Toronto respectively. CUPE 3903 has been on strike since March 3, while CUPE 3902 has been on strike since February 27.
“Inadequate funding leads to inadequate working and learning conditions,” says Faiz Ahmed, chair of CUPE 3903. “Our strikes are about improving the quality of education of our students, and fighting against tuition fee increases.”
Rally organizers have attracted widespread support from labour, student, parent and community organizations across Toronto, which plan to join Saturday’s event.
|WHO:||Striking education workers from York U and U of T and their supporters|
|WHAT:||A rally in support of accessible, high quality education|
|WHEN:||Saturday, March 21 at 1:00 p.m. (today)|
|WHY:||To demand accessible, high quality education in Ontario|
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