Labour Fightback

Toronto university strikes victorious; Austerity can be defeated!

CUPE3902 workers and students rally with picket signsAfter a month-long strike at the University of Toronto and York University, academic workers have returned to work. Workers at both universities were able to make important advances at the bargaining table as the strike pressed forward. The action taken by the 10,000 members of CUPE 3902 and 3903 has shaken university administrations and the Ontario Liberal government, while sending a strong message to the labour movement. That message is: austerity can be defeated through bold strike action and rank-and-file militancy.

CUPE 3903: Defend Tuition Indexation! Reject concessions! Keep the union united!

The bargaining team of CUPE 3903, the union representing striking education workers at York University, has reached a tentative agreement with the YorkU administration. Here, we re-publish a statement by the Socialist Fightback club at YorkU/Seneca, which has been actively mobilizing support for the strike.

Fightback supports campus workers in Toronto!

fightback cupe3902 supportAcademic workers at University of Toronto and York University have gone out on strike. In total, 10,000 workers are now on strike at the two largest universities in Canada. The university strike represents a significant challenge to the Ontario Liberal austerity program, and is the first organized move by workers against the cuts.

UofT teaching assistants reject deal and go on strike — View from the rank-and-file

As this article goes to print, teaching assistants at the University of Toronto have set up picket lines and gone on strike after rank-and-file members overwhelmingly voted to reject a tentative agreement between the union and UofT administration. Fightback's Robert Fajber, a teaching assistant at the University of Toronto and member of CUPE 3902, offers his view of the past few days, and what is needed for the TAs to win.

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