Students, staff, and faculty from colleges and universities in Toronto are organizing a post-secondary feeder march on May 1, the province-wide day of action for a better Ontario.
The day of action will bring together labour and community groups in over 20 locations across the province and we want to make sure post-secondary issues are front and centre!
On May 1 in Toronto, the main rally begins at 2:00 p.m. at Queen's Park.
Beforehand, join a post-secondary rally on X University * campus, followed by a feeder march to Queen's Park. The march will stop along the way for speeches at the Ministry of Colleges and Universities at 438 University Avenue.
WHAT: Post-secondary rally and feeder march
DATE: Sunday, May 1
TIME: Assemble at 12:30 pm, march at 1:15 pm
WHERE: X University * campus, corner of Gould St. and Bond St. (Map, TTC: Dundas)
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What is the May 1 day of action?
On Sunday, May 1, thousands of people in locations all over the province will take action for a better Ontario. The day of action is part of a growing province-wide movement to challenge the harmful policies of the current provincial government and to raise our shared demands for what our campuses and communities need.
Why should students, staff, and faculty participate?
In the last four years, our campuses have faced countless attacks by the provincial government, from the so-called Student Choice Initiative, which attempted to destroy student autonomy and the right to organize on campus, to Bills 124 and 195, which suppresses the wages of campus workers and erodes their collective bargaining rights.
On the eve of a provincial election, our campuses and communities must ensure that post-secondary issues are election issues.
Organized by the Ontario Federation of Labour, the Ontario Universities and Colleges Coalition, and the Canadian Federation of Students.
For more information, visit OFL.ca.
* The X is out of respect for the campaign for Ryerson University to change its name. Egerton Ryerson was a key architect of the Residential School System which perpetrated genocide against Indigenous peoples.
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TEASER: May 1 Day of Action