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Members of CUPE 3902, Unit 1—which represents over 4,000 student academic workers at University of Toronto (U of T)—have been working without a contract since April 30, 2011. After eight months of negotiations with the U of T administration, they are now approaching a strike/lockout date of February 23, 2012.
CUPE 3902 will return to the bargaining table on February 21, 2012 in a sincere attempt to negotiate a new collective agreement and avoid a labour disruption. Since the last contract between the university and the union was signed in 2008, the size of tutorials and labs—which are taught by CUPE 3902 members—has grown dramatically. Research support has dropped, and the university administration has begun requiring CUPE 3902 members to do hundreds of hours of more work for the same amount of pay.
The university also eliminated the only guaranteed source of income for graduate students in the final years of their degrees. CUPE 3902 members have demanded a contract that seriously addresses these issues.
Please help CUPE 3902 members secure a fair contract and avoid undue disruption at the University of Toronto. Send management an e-mail expressing your support for CUPE 3902 members.
Click Here to download the letter text that you can use to e-mail U of T management. Once downloaded, please send your e-mail to the following e-mail addresses: