Media Advisory – With strike entering third week, NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh to join rally in support of striking York University Academic workers

TORONTO, March 15, 2018 /CNW/ – On Friday, March 16, striking academic workers at York University will be joined by student, campus, labour and community allies, as well as Jagmeet Singh, leader of Canada’s New Democrats for a rally to mark two weeks of strike action in support of quality education and a less precarious working environment.

Friday’s rally will commence at 3:30 p.m., with striking CUPE 3903 members, joined by supporters from a wide range of student and faculty groups, Toronto and York Region Labour Council, labour and community allies converging on the York University Main Entrance, located at 4700 Keele Street.

Mr. Singh is scheduled to speak shortly thereafter. Representatives of the York University Students’ Association (YUSA), York University Faculty Association (YUFA), as well as Toronto and York Region Labour Council President John Cartrwright, and representatives of both the Provincial and Federal New Democratic Party are expected to deliver messages in support of the striking CUPE 3903 members.

Media wishing to cover this event are encouraged to contact Kevin Wilson, CUPE Communications. Contact information is provided below.

WHAT: Rally with NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh in support of striking York University academic workers.
WHEN: Friday March 16, 3:30 p.m.
WHO: Striking CUPE 3903 members and NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh, supporters from YUFA, YUSA, Toronto and York Region Labour Council, labour, campus and community allies.
WHERE: York University Main Entrance, 4700 Keele Street (near intersection of York Blvd and Keele Street)
WHY: To show support for York University’s 3,000 teaching assistants, contract faculty and graduate assistants as their strike to protect quality education and create less precarious working conditions enters its third week.


SOURCE Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE)

CONTACT: Kevin Wilson, CUPE Communications, 416-821-6641

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