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In Challenge to the System, 10,000 Graduate Teachers Strike Against Toronto Schools


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In Challenge to the System, 10,000 Graduate Teachers Strike Against Toronto Schools

Lauren McCauley, staff writer

Taking a stand against a higher education labor system that perpetuates unfair and unstable work conditions, 10,000 teaching assistants and contract faculty at Canada's two largest universities are entering their second week of strike.

At issue is what the union says is the "normalization of precarious contract teaching," where little value is given to workers who are increasingly charged with more and more responsibility, though have little job security, benefits and are trapped by maximum wage laws.

The strike will impact roughly 100,000 university students.