On Friday, March 2, teaching assistants, contract faculty, and graduate assistants represented by CUPE 3903 Units 1, 2, and 3 voted to reject York University’s final offer. The membership voted to commence strike action for Monday March 5, 2018.
There was also a motion that expresses the desire to bargain over the weekend. However, the York administration has declined our request.
See the press release here: Academic workers reject York University’s ”final offer” – CUPE 3903 to commence strike action Monday
On Monday, March 5 we will open the strike with a rally at Main Gate (York blvd and Keele) at 11:30 am. All members who are picketing should come at that time. There will be the opportunity to sign the strike pay paperwork at this rally, for those who have not yet.
On Tuesday, March 6, picket lines will go up all around campus. There are two picketing shifts: 7:30 am – 11:30 am and 11:30 am – 3:30 pm. Here is some important picketing info:
For those who cannot picket for reasons covered by the Ontario Human Rights Code, apply for accommodations by following the process here: CUPE 3903 Strike Duties Accommodation Procedure
For all other requests for accommodation, contact the Strike Committee at CUPE3903strikecommittee@gmail.com