Report on Toronto demonstration for striking university workers on March 21

The warm rays of the sun appeared just in time for university workers and their supporters to take demands for decent income and job security to the streets of Toronto on Saturday, March 21.

Over two thousand teaching assistants/graduate assistants, on strike now for three weeks at both York University and U of Toronto, first rallied at Dundas Square, and then walked west on Dundas, north on Spadina, east on College and right up to the front steps of the Ontario Legislature at Queen’s Park.
Stubborn, over-paid university administrators share the blame with the Ontario Liberal government for the disruption of classes at Canada’s two largest post-secondary institutions.  Premier Kathleen Wynne’s Liberal regime is guilty of grossly underfunding universities, prompting school head honchos to put more and more of the teaching burden on a poorly paid, precariously-employed, academic work force.

Socialist Action members marched prominently in the boisterous demonstration.
Socialist Action members marched prominently in the boisterous demonstration.

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