Solidarity with CUPE 233: TMU works because CUPE 233 does!
Local 3906 is looking for local members interested in joining rank-and-file members and members our Executive in support CUPE 233 (custodians, groundskeepers, and maintenance workers at Toronto Metropolitan University), on strike since April 17, 2023.
We will be booking a bus and/or heading down Friday, April 21, 2023 at 10 am to join Local 233 picket lines. Local 3906 is looking for folks interested in joining us; if we can solidify 20 interested persons, we’ll arrange a bus covered by the sector. Email email@example.com if you can join us!
We echo CUPE 233’s call for financial support, used to maintain pressure on TMU to reach a fair agreement as bargaining continues. Our Executive approved a $500 Strike Donation Pledge on March 27th; we urge other locals to match or exceed this support, where possible.
Why is CUPE 233 on strike?
CUPE 233 is fighting for better pay for members and for pension fairness! TMU has low-balled pay increases that are far below inflation and far below standards in the sector. TMU has also insisted that CUPE 233 and OPSEU 596 (Academic & Administrative Supports, Research Assistants) pay a larger share of their wages for pensions than faculty and other TMU workers.
If you’re unable to join us in Toronto, please take 15 seconds to sign and share a letter to TMU administration: E-Action here: https://cupe.on.ca/cupe233/