LIBERALS AND TORIES TEAM UP IN ATTEMPT TO VIOLATE RIGHTS OF STRIKING YORK UNIVERSITY INSTRUCTORS SHOWING THEIR ‘TRUE COLOURS”

TORONTO, ON – On the eve of the Provincial Legislature’s dissolution ahead of a June election, the head of Ontario’s largest Union called a failed last-minute effort by the governing Liberals and the Opposition PC Party to force striking academic workers at York University back to work a demonstration of their “true colours.”

“At the eleventh-and-a-half hour, this Liberal Government showed their true, shameful colours,” said Fred Hahn, President of the Ontario Division of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE Ontario).

“Instead of doing what they should have done months ago — tell York University to live up to its responsibilities and get back to the bargaining table — the Wynne Liberals instead tried to strip these workers of their Charter-protected right to free, collective bargaining. And as always, Doug Ford’s Tories were right by their side, ready to assist,” he added.