TORONTO, ON – As their strike enters its third day, York University graduate assistants, teaching assistants and contract faculty, members of Local 3903 of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE 3903), will be joined on their picket lines today by CUPE National President Mark Hancock.

Beginning at 11:30 a.m., Wednesday, March 7, Hancock will visit several picket lines around York University to convey a message of support on behalf of the 650,000 members CUPE across the country.

Media wishing to interview Mark Hancock are encouraged to contact Kevin Wilson, CUPE Communications. Contact information is at the bottom of this advisory.

WHAT:            Picket line visit by CUPE National President Mark Hancock

WHEN:            Wednesday, March 7, 11:30 a.m.

WHO:              CUPE National President Mark Hancock and striking CUPE 3903 members

WHERE:          Various Picket line locations around York University, 4700 Keele Street, Toronto

CUPE 3903 represents approximately 3,000 academic workers at York University. They have been on strike since March 5.


For more information, please contact:

Kevin Wilson, CUPE Communications, 416-821-6641