Post-secondary education is an invaluable public good— important to everyone. The post-secondary sector makes a significant contribution to advancing Canada’s social, cultural and economic wellbeing, as well as its ability to innovate, respond to change, and maintain a vibrant and stable democracy.

Close to 63,000 CUPE members work in com­munity colleges and universities across Canada in all aspects of the post-secondary education sector, providing services to students, staff and their communities.

They are proud to be a part of this vital sector, but concerned that access and quality are eroding due to the high and ever-increasing cost of tuition, increased commercialization of everything from food services to research, and cutbacks to programs and other core services.