Parents need to get active on York U strike
As parents of a York U student in Toronto, we believe it is time for parents to put pressure on all sides – the university, the striking union and the Ontario government – to get this strike resolved. No one seems to be listening to 50,000 students: Parents need to become vocal and visible in supporting students and ending this strike.
What can you do?
York parents and students: Contact the university President Mamdouh Shoukri (email@example.com) and CUPE 3903 (firstname.lastname@example.org). Let them know you want this issue resolved immediately. Tell them how this strike has affected your view of York. Let them know if you are thinking of switching universities.
E-mail Premier Dalton McGuinty at http://www.premier.gov.on.ca/feedback/default.asp to let him know you want this strike ended even if it means the government must intervene and enact back-to-work legislation.
York students: Use your Facebook and other contacts to let students at your past high school know about your experience at York; encourage them to find out what is happening at York and to think twice about choosing York as a university.