TORONTO, ON – Following five months of fruitless negotiations, Contract Faculty, Teaching Assistants and Graduate Assistants at York University will rally for a fair deal tomorrow afternoon 12:30 pm, in York University’s Vari Hall.

These education workers are members of Local 3903 of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE 3903).

The union’s contract expired on August 31, 2017. With a looming strike deadline of March 5, CUPE 3903 is calling on the public to support their efforts to achieve a fair deal.

Media wishing to cover tomorrow’s rally are encouraged to contact Lina Nasr, CUPE 3903 Bargaining Committee spokesperson or Kevin Wilson, CUPE Communications. Their contact information is listed at the bottom of this advisory.

WHAT: CUPE 3903 Rally for a Fair Deal

WHEN: Tuesday, February 27, 12:30 p.m.

WHERE: Vari Hall, York University, 189 York Blvd

WHO: Members of CUPE 3903, Campus and community allies

WHY: To urge York University administration to negotiate a fair contract with campus education workers, ahead of a March 5 deadline for a lockout or strike.

For further information:

Lina Nasr, bargaining team spokesperson: [email protected]

Kevin Wilson, CUPE Communications, 416-821-6641