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Toronto—“Skyrocketing tuition fees are compromising the educational future of our brightest and best young minds. And that promising future is under even greater threat now that university administrations are pushing the Ontario Tories – who are by no means defenders of accessible, public post-secondary education – to deregulate tuition fees,” says Sid Ryan the Ontario president of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE).

Ryan will be a keynote speaker at a rally tomorrow, Wednesday, February 6, 2:15 p.m. at Queen’s Park. The rally organized by the Canadian Federation of Students is part of a national day of action in support of public post-secondary education.

CUPE in Ontario represents nearly 15,000 members who work as teaching assistants, librarians and maintenance and support staff for universities and colleges throughout the province.

Ensuring that the children of working families have access to quality, affordable, public post-secondary education is a priority for all CUPE members,” says Ryan who points out the CUPE members in the university sector have in recent years waged several strikes over the key issue of tuition increases.


For more information please contact:
Sid Ryan, President CUPE Ontario
(416) 209-0066
Stella Yeadon, CUPE Communications
(416) 578-8774