Fund the Future – Provincial Day of Action February 6

creynolds Post-Secondary Education

Dear Sisters and Brothers:

On Wednesday, February 6, the Canadian Federation of Students- Newfoundland and Labrador (CFS- NL) will be holding a Provincial Day of Action demanding increased funding to post-secondary education in the province.

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We are a proud supporter of the “Fund the Future” campaign and the upcoming Provincial Day of Action, and we encourage all members to participate in events happening at campuses across the province.

Be sure to sign the postcard.

Or text FUNDTHEFUTURE to +17098003937.

Visit the website for more information.

Through cooperation on the Provincial Day of Action, and beyond, we can win investment in public education that will ensure a more just and equitable society for everyone in our province.

In solidarity,
Sherry Hillier
President, CUPE Newfoundland Labrador

Join students on our campuses across the province in fighting for:

Reinstatement of the needs-based grants program
In the last five years funding to grants and subsidies has been cut by over 35 million dollars. Newfoundland and Labrador was once a model for accessible education with the full needs-based grants program, which allowed more students from vulnerable economic positions to attend post-secondary institutions without high-interest loans.

Increased funding to the College of the North Atlantic and Memorial University
Over the past several budgets there have been successive cuts to the Department of Advanced Education, Skills and Labour. These funding cuts have resulted in an overall reduction in the quality of education that is being offered at both institutions with program closures, job loss, reduced supports, and increased fees.

Progressively reduce education fees to the point of elimination
Regardless of where you are born, how old you are or the background you come from, everyone should be able to access higher education and skills training without the barrier of cost or the fear of incurring debt.