June 20, 2013

Toronto students and labour unions build unity

Report from the Toronto and York Regional Labour Council:

Last week more than 70 representatives of student unions, campus labour unions and the Labour Council met to dialogue about their common goals of tackling austerity. The symposium called "Students and Workers Unite" was hosted by Labour Community Services, the Labour Council and the Canadian Federation of Students - Ontario office.

Workers and students discussed the many challenges faced in the post-secondary arena with added pressures of declining government support and increased privatization on university and college campuses. The common consensus build was that a united front of both students and workers must be presented in order to protect public education.  Campus labour unions and student unions committed to building a framework of ongoing communication and mutual solidarity in each of Toronto’s three universities.

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