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CUPE’s sit-in at York “wasn’t officially organized by CUPE”

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As everyone is likely aware, CUPE 3903 has decided to hold a sit-in outside the office of the York University president.

CUPE set out a news release the other night entitled “CUPE 3903 and undergrad allies occupy York U president’s office” announcing the sit-in.

The union stated in its release “The sit-in protest launches CUPE 3903’s week of action, which aims to increase pressure on the York administration.”

It would appear from the news release that CUPE 3903, who sent out the release, is behind the sit-in. Turns out, much like the University of Toronto Students’ Union and Always Question in the spring, take CUPE’s news release should not be judged by its content.

CUPE 3903 chief negotiator Graham Potts tells the York student newspaper The Excalibur the sit-in is not “officially organized by CUPE.”

How can it be the launch of CUPE’s “week of action” but not be “officially organized” by CUPE at the same time?