York University Sit-in Resumes

    TORONTO, Jan. 5 /CNW Telbec/ - Beginning at 7p.m. on Sunday, January 4,
2009, 15 York University undergraduate and graduate students resumed their
sit-in outside the office of York University President Mamdouh Shoukri. They
had previously participated in the sit-in outside President Shoukri's office
between Monday December 15 and Friday, December 19, 2008.
    The group is still committed to the same two demands: (1) that President
Shoukri agree to participate in a public forum to discuss the CUPE 3903 strike
that began Thursday, November 6, 2008, and the impact of the strike on quality
and accessible education; (2) that President Shoukri answer 12 questions
pertaining to the ongoing strike.
    York student Jordana Greenblatt said that the sit-in was important to
"remind the administration of its accountability to the university community
as a whole." The students plan on continuing the sit-in until President
Shoukri meets with them.

For further information:

For further information: Sit-in Media Spokespersons: Amrit Heer, (416)
464-4613; Victoria Barnett, (416) 721-3471; For general CUPE 3903 inquiries:
Tyler Shipley, (647) 295-1674

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