TORONTO, ON – Academic workers at the University of Toronto and York University will hold a rally on Thursday, February 25 at 3:00 p.m. outside Simcoe Hall on the University of Toronto Campus. The rally comes hours before workers at the University of Toronto will be in a legal strike/lockout position.

The workers are members of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Local 3902 at the University of Toronto, and CUPE Local 3903 at York University. The York workers will be in a legal strike/lockout position next Wednesday. Both groups remain at the table and are working to reach a fair agreement with their employers.

Speakers include CUPE Ontario President Fred Hahn and representatives of both locals.

WHO:      CUPE Ontario President Fred Hahn, leaders and members of CUPE Local 3902 and 3903
WHAT:    Rally for Better Education
WHERE:  Simcoe Hall, 27 King’s College Circle, University of Toronto
WHEN:    Thursday, February 26 at 3:00 p.m.
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