TORONTO – Striking teaching assistants are staging a 10-kilometre march today from York’s Glendon campus to University of Toronto to protest the ongoing labour dispute.
Union members have scheduled the march from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. starting at Glendon campus, on to Lawrence Ave, down on Yonge Street, then to U of T downtown.
“In organizing together, we hope to inspire other academic workers in the sector to wage their fight for better working, living, and learning conditions,” said the union representing York U staff in a media release.
The rally comes a day after striking U of T workers voting in favour of entering into binding arbitration with the university, ending a month-long strike.
Local 3902 of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) said its members voted 942 for and 318 against entering binding arbitration at a Thursday evening vote.
Roughly 6,000 U of T teaching assistants and course instructors have been on strike since Feb. 27.