Contract faculty vote to end strike at York University; teaching and graduate assistants reject tentative agreement

TORONTO, Ont. – The 3,700 striking teaching assistants, graduate assistants and contract faculty of York University, members of Local 3903 of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE 3903), have completed their ratification vote on a tentative agreement reached last Friday. Members of Unit 1, representing teaching assistants, have voted to reject the tentative agreement. Members…

Support growing for striking university education workers

TORONTO, Ont. – Support is growing for striking education workers at University of Toronto and York University. Despite a heavy snowstorm that blanketed downtown Toronto, the executive board of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Ontario, yesterday, joined striking members of CUPE 3902 on their picket lines. They were joined by several members of…

CUPE 3903 on legal strike against York University

TORONTO, Ont. –Beginning at 12:01 a.m. this morning, the 3,700 members of Local 3903 of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE 3903) began a legal strike against their employer, York University. At a special membership meeting held yesterday, members voted 71 per cent to reject the university’s last offer and commence strike action to…

Ongoing provincial neglect to blame for labour woes at Ontario’s largest universities

CUPE and OCUFA leaders urge Wynne government to ‘recommit’ to universities   TORONTO, Ont. – Unless the provincial government starts to ‘re-engage’ with the university sector, students at Ontario’s two largest universities could see their school years jeopardized in the coming weeks, labour leaders, representing academic staff at York University (York U) and the University…

With strike deadlines fast approaching, CUPE leaders from U of T and York University to hold Queen’s Park press conference tomorrow

Union leaders from Ontario’s two largest universities will be joined by CUPE Ontario President Fred Hahn and OCUFA President Kate Lawson TORONTO, Ont. – Officials from Locals 3902 and 3903 of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) will update media with respect to the status of their current collective bargaining with their respective employers,…