Late last week, the University of Toronto and CUPE 3902 Unit 1 reached a tentative agreement to raise teaching assistants' wages to one of the highest levels in Canada along with substantial improvements to benefits. The University's and CUPE's bargaining teams both unanimously endorsed the agreement as being in the best interests of the University and our teaching assistants. I was on site early last Friday morning to shake hands with the CUPE bargaining team and hear their endorsement for the deal forged on behalf of their members. Unfortunately, at a meeting of only 800 out of 6,000 total CUPE members, those present decided to take all the members out on strike.
Vice-President and Provost, University of Toronto
Cheryl Regehr is the Vice-President and Provost of the University of Toronto. Former Dean of the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work, she is a Professor in the Faculty of Social Work, with cross-appointments to the Faculty of Law and the Institute of Medical Science at the University of Toronto.
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