Media Advisory: Rally for the Recognition of Student Work, This Wednesday at Victoria Square

Tiohtià:ke (Montreal, unceded Mohawk territory), November 1, 2016 – As part of the Canada-wide day against tuition fees and in solidarity with the struggle of student interns in psychology and in education, a rally for the recognition of student work will take place on Wednesday afternoon in front of the Montreal office of the Ministry of Labour, Employment and Social Solidarity.

The rally is organized by UQAM’s Comité unitaire sur le travail étudiant (CUTE); at the same location will also begin a demonstration in favour of free education, organized by the À la Rue Montréal collective. Activists of active CUTEs in Montreal and developing CUTEs across the province support a new vision for the student movement, away from patronage: studying is a productive activity from which society as a whole benefits, and students thus deserve a salary and decent conditions for their work. The long-term campaign of the CUTEs begins with the objective of salaries for all internships, in colleges as well as universities.

WHAT? Rally for the recognition of student work

WHEN? Wednesday, November 2, 2016; press conference at 4:45 PM

WHERE? Victoria Square, Montreal

Media workers wishing to know more about the CUTE project are invited to learn more by reading the first issue of their magazine (in French), on the platform or at the following URL:

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Information: Thierry Beauvais-Gentile, 514-995-7052,