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SASKATOON: A major noon hour rally will be held in the U of S bowl on Friday, March 9, to hold the Board of Governors accountable for the unreasonably high cost of an education at the U of S, the protracted contract disputes with its teaching staff and other employee groups, and its highly secretive meetings.

The rally – organized by the Faculty Association, the Canadian Union of Public Employees, the Students’ Union and the Administrative and Supervisory Personnel Association – coincides with yet another closed-door meeting of the Board of Governors.

The University of Saskatchewan, once known as ‘the People’s University,’ has become one of the most expensive places in the country to get an education, despite strong financial support from the provincial government. In addition, the Board of Governors stands almost alone among Canadian universities in its refusal to open its meetings to public scrutiny.

The rally’s sponsors are seeking major changes in the way the Board of Governors operates the university – one of the largest public institutions in the province.

Speakers at the noon hour rally include:
Tracy Marchant, Chair of the Faculty Association
Heather Wagg, President of CUPE Local 3287
Alice Collins, VP External of the USSU
Larry Hubich, President of the Saskatchewan Federation of Labour
Kirk Blomquist, President of ASPA
Glenn Ross, President of CUPE Local 1975

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For more information contact: Tracy Marchant at 966-5609.