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Teaching assistants rally at Queen's Park

03/21/2015 06:48 EDT | Updated 05/21/2015 05:59 EDT
Over 500 teaching assistants and undergraduate students rallied at Queen's Park on Saturday afternoon, calling on the province to put more funds into post-secondary education.

The Canadian Union of Public Employees — members of which are on strike at both the University of Toronto and York University — says tuition fees in Ontario are the highest in our country, and that the province spends the least per student in Canada.

Members of CUPE 3902 are voting this weekend on whether to ratify a tentative agreement reached with UofT. The ballots will be counted on Sunday. 

Meanwhile, more classes are set to resume on Monday at York, where two of CUPE 3903's three bargaining units remain on strike. 

Classes were cancelled at York when the strike broke out on March 3, but have gradually resumed, leading to some tense confrontations between picketers and people trying to get on campus. 

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