TORONTO – Unions representing 8,000 workers at the University of Toronto will be making an important announcement Thursday about negotiations with the university and possible effects on the academic year.

The Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Locals 3902 and 3261 will be involved in the announcement. CUPE 3902 represents academic workers who provide the majority of instruction and conduct research at the university, including teaching assistants and postdoctoral fellows. CUPE 3261 members include Building Patrol, Caretakers, Cooks, Servers and Cafeteria Workers, Laboratory Animal Technicians and Veterinary Technologists, Maintenance Workers and Technicians, Sport Facility Operators and Attendants.

WHO:   Eriks Bredovskis, President, CUPE 3902
Luke Daccord, President, CUPE 3261
Fred Hahn, President, CUPE Ontario

WHEN: Thursday, February 8 at 9:00 a.m.

WHERE: Simcoe Hall, King’s College Circle, University of Toronto, Toronto

CUPE represents more than 32,000 academic, maintenance, custodian, food service and other workers at universities across Ontario.


For more information, contact:
Craig Saunders, CUPE Communications
[email protected]