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TORONTO, ON – The president of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Ontario will join members from across the region for a rally supporting CUPE Local 3903 at York University tomorrow.

CUPE Ontario President Fred Hahn will be joined by Janice Folk-Dawson, who chairs the union’s universities sector, and Toronto & York Region Labour Council President John Cartwright. The rally will call on the province to end the chronic underfunding at the root of labour disruptions at York University and the University of Toronto. Tuition fees continue to rise while academic workers in low-paid, precarious jobs fall further below the poverty line.


Fred Hahn, President, CUPE Ontario

Janice Folk-Dawson, Chair, CUPE Ontario University Workers Coordinating Committee

John Cartwright, President, Toronto & York Region Labour Council

WHAT: Rally with striking teaching assistants and graduate assistants at York University

WHEN: Thursday, March 12 at 12:00 Noon

WHERE: York University main gate (Keele Steet & York Boulevard)

CUPE is Ontario’s community union, with members providing quality public services we all rely on, in every part of the province, every day. CUPE Ontario members are proud to work in social services, health care, municipalities, school boards, universities and airlines.


For further information:

Craig Saunders, CUPE Communications, 416-576-7316

Kevin Wilson, CUPE Communications, 416-821-6641