Post Doc, Grad, and Undergraduate Student Academic Workers (CUPE 3902 Unit 1) are on strike at the University of Toronto. The U of T has not increased the student funding package since 2008. While the hourly rates may have increased, these increases have been offset by a decrease in other funding to students (see the graphic). Read more about the reasons behind the U of T strike here.
At York, Contract Faculty, TAs, Graduate Assistants, and Research Assistants are also on strike. Some of their concerns centre around job security and the issues created when increasing international student tuition is not reflected in pay. A recent video reminds everyone that this is all part of a struggle to protect the quality of education.
CUPE 3909 stands in solidarity with Academic Workers facing worsening working conditions. Read our letter of support below.