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What other supports can we expect?

We will receive regular support on our picket lines from Faculty Associations across Canada in the form of flying pickets and donations. In addition, the Sudbury and Thunder Bay and District Labour Councils and their union affiliates will send picketers. The general public and students will also join our lines on occasion and offer a range of supports such as food. The CAUT Defence Fund will provide a $2 million dollar loan in addition to the picket pay; OPSEU will pay for our benefits, OPSEU strike pay and a range of expenses related to setting up and maintaining the strike/lockout. We are of course planning music, food and drink on the line as well as washroom facilities and on-site trailers for breaks. Our strike pay, from two sources, is the highest for any Union in Canada. Communications to those on the line will be regular via picket captains.