If you’ve paid any attention to the news lately you know that students across Quebec have been “striking” and rioting to protest rising tuition for universities and colleges. Well if you are feeling smug because you or your kids are not attending school in Quebec, feeel smug no longer.
Two locals of CUPE, representing two universities teaching groups in Ontario, have sent major cash to help pay for the student strike.
Nancy MacBain, staff representative for CUPE local 3906, which represents teaching employees at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ont., confirmed to QMI Agency on Sunday that the local recently voted to give $10,000.
Wayne Dealy, chair of the CUPE union representing education workers at the University of Toronto, told QMI Agency that his local gave $20,000.
He said the money was given as a gesture of solidarity and that his union has a broad commitment to students across the country.
“We think we have a moral obligation to help,” he said.
Let’s refresh what CUPE and those teachers were supporting beyond ridiculously low tuition rates.