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U of T, CUPE 3902 Unit 1 agree to binding arbitration to end strike immediately

March 26, 2015

TORONTO, ON – The University of Toronto is very pleased that CUPE 3902 Unit 1 has agreed to move forward with binding arbitration. This means that the strike has ended, and teaching assistants, course instructors, lab assistants, markers, graders and invigilators will return to work on Friday, March 27.

“With the University of Toronto and CUPE 3902 Unit 1 agreeing to binding arbitration, the recent strike has ended. But a number of challenges remain, as we work together to return to regular functioning over the next few weeks,” said Dr. Meric Gertler, President of the University of Toronto.

“To the students who have had to endure uncertainty and anxiety at a crucial time in the year – and especially those who are in the final year of their programs – thank you for your patience. We are enormously relieved that the strike is over. And we share a commitment to resolving all remaining complications caused by the strike as soon as possible,” said President Gertler.

“To the members of CUPE 3902 Unit 1, let me take this opportunity to say that we value and respect you as indispensable collaborators in our shared mission of advanced research and higher education,” said President Gertler.

“Our task now is to work together to support our undergraduate and graduate students as they complete their term,” concluded President Gertler.

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For more information, contact:

Althea Blackburn-Evans

University of Toronto Communications

416 677-9617

a.blackburn.evans@utoronto.ca