Academic workers at University of Toronto and York University, represented by the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) locals 3902 and 3903, have gone out on strike. The demands of the teaching assistants, graduate assistants, and sessional lecturers range from job security, ending poverty wages, and stopping tuition increases.
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Public education has not been immune to the cuts and austerity measures recently doled out by the likes of the Dalton McGuinty Liberal government or Rob Ford-led municipal government in Toronto. The bosses in the education sector have readily adopted this culture and developed their own hostility towards any kind of labour action on the campuses.