On Monday, March 12, the Minister of Advanced Education and Skills Development, Mitzie Hunter, contacted CUPE 3903 and the York University administration to encourage the two sides to bargain. She also told us that the provincial government will not introduce back-to-work legislation.
- CUPE 3903’s response: Yes, CUPE 3903 would be happy to bargain. We’ve been waiting to go back to the table.
- York University’s response: No, York University still refuses to bargain.
CUPE 3903 continues to be ready and willing to return to the bargaining table in order to work toward a negotiated settlement. We would be happy to continue to work with the provincially appointed conciliator Greg Long.
Our invitation to return to the bargaining table remains an open one.