Workers and leaders from universities across Ontario to join striking York academic workers Friday

TORONTO – On the fifth day of their strike to make working and studying at York University more affordable, members of CUPE 3903 will be joined on the picket line by leaders from university academic and support unions across Ontario.

“We are proud to stand with academic workers at York University in their struggle to improve affordability, equity and quality of education,” said David Simao, chair of CUPE’s Ontario University Workers Coordinating Committee. “University workers have been hit hard by the increasingly corporate nature of schools, massive funding cuts by the provincial government and stagnant wages because of Ontario’s unconstitutional Bill 124. The fight at York is one shared by workers across the province.”

Students, workers and labour leaders will join the picket line at York Boulevard and Keele Street at 10:30 AM on Friday. The group will include worker representatives from universities including Toronto, Western, Carleton, Ottawa, Queen’s, Windsor, Guelph, McMaster, Brock and Waterloo.


For more information, contact:
Craig Saunders, CUPE Communications | 416-576-7316 |
Erin McIntosh, CUPE 3903 Communications Officer | 647-693-1500 |