By Codi Wilson, CP24
A rally is being held today in support of thousands of teaching assistants, graduate assistants and research assistants who are currently on strike at York University and the University of Toronto.
At the rally, which is taking place at Queen’s Park, striking staff are calling on the province and university administrators to “play fair” at the bargaining table.
In a written statement released on Wednesday, CUPE officials said daycare subsidies and poor conditions for parental leaves are part of the reason union members are striking. For University of Toronto teaching assistants, the statement said many are “frustrated by the lack of a funding package that would bring them over the poverty line.”