Standing Up for

Part of the job of the Local’s Executive Committee is to advocate, in any way they can, for the members of CUPE 3902 for better working conditions and inclusive, healthy communities. This work takes many forms, including campaigns, events, rallies, and sometimes public statements. On this page, members can locate, and read, statements released by the Executive on behalf of the Local.

To view a statement, click on the statement’s name!

2018 statements

UofT Mandatory Leave Policy

On May 31, 2018, your executive released a letter to Claire M.C. Kennedy, Chair of Governing Council, to express deep concern with the University's recently released Mandatory Leave Policy.

Supporting the York 8

On October 11, 2018, your exeuctive sent a letter to Rhonda Lenton, President and Vice-Chancellor of York University, expressing serious concern with the University's attempt at retaliation against members of CUPE 3903 and students in regards to the CUPE 3903 strike.


On October 23, 2018, the Progressive Conservative government of Doug Ford unveiled plans to repeal significant portions of Bill 148, the "Fair Workplaces Act". The executive has issued the following statement in response.


The executive has drafted the above statement regarding the Ontario government's mandate that all post-secondary institutions create "free speech" policies or face funding cuts.

Tuition and OSAP Changes

On January 17, 2019, the Ford government released their first changes affecting the Post-Secondary sector, especially around tuition and the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP). The Executive has issued this statement in response.