This rally make sfor an important show of opposition to recent changes to OSAP and to operations of student organizations as proposed by the Ontario PC government. Our local covers the cost of transportation to the rally. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to go!
The proposed changes will hurt students and workers alike, and undermine the beneficial activities of student unions (at least the progressive student unions that work on staying independent from the university administration). Ancillary fees are still going to be levied if universities deem a project be financed form students’ personal pockets. Over those fees students have no say! Tuition fees are on the rise and the job market grows increasingly precarious. Students on OSAP are tremendously disadvantaged and once seeking a job in order to live are also encumbered with a loan to pay back, with a hefty interst. Collectively, students owe more than $28 billion to all governments across the country ( and an unknown amount in private loans).
This wave of rallies is a prelude to a larger battle workers must wage for a better society. The Ontario government is dead set on running human society on a for -profit business basis. Elementary education and health care are also on the chopping block for funding and slated to be privatized. Take a stand on this, inform yourself, and have your voice heard.