Teaching assistants, contract faculty, and graduate assistants from CUPE 3903 units 1, 2, and 3 have entered into their second week of strike action after rejecting York University’s final offer, with the university not returning to the bargaining table.
The CUPE 3903 site stated that the bargaining team offered to continue bargaining over the weekends to make a deal. However, that offer was turned down by the university.
CUPE 3903 members are lobbying for increased job security, guaranteed funding for masters students, better childcare at York University, and employment equity.
On York University’s strike website, “All classes that can continue will continue. Libraries, residences, restaurants and other food outlets, administrative offices and other university facilities will remain open.”
CUPE 3902, which represents U of T teaching assistants has lent their solidarity to the York labour union during the labour disruption. CUPE 3902 recently reached a tentative agreement with U of T, ending the possibility of the strike this year.