March 1, 2015
TORONTO: March 1, 2015: The University of Toronto is disappointed that CUPE has chosen to take its members out on a strike that threatens to disrupt the studies of thousands of students.
The University and the CUPE bargaining team reached a tentative agreement for University of Toronto teaching assistants that increases pay and improves benefits.
Tentative Agreement Highlights:
“We negotiated a generous agreement that lifts teaching assistants’ compensation and benefits to some of the highest levels in Canada,” said Professor Cheryl Regehr, the University’s vice-president and provost. “We are making this investment because of the importance we place on supporting teaching assistants.”
“Despite the strike action, we are staying open and will be focused on our commitment to students and their academic success,” said Professor Regehr.
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More information available at: http://www.provost.utoronto.ca/office/2015strikeupdates.htm