Letter to President Lenton: Respect Eid-ul-Fitr

On Friday, June 15, CUPE 3903 Chairperson sent the employer one more request that they extend the deadline on the Memorandum of Settlement in order to accommodate members observing Eid-ul-Fitr. Within twelve minutes, the employer had already indicated their refusal.

President Lenton,

I am asking again that York University extend the deadline for the ratification of the Unit 2 memorandum of settlement until Monday June 18, to accommodate members celebrating Eid-ul-Fitr.

Marking the end of a month of fasting, today members from all corners of the York community are celebrating the achievements and remembering the sacrifices they have made over the month of Ramadan. It is unconscionable that your Administration would continue to refuse to accommodate members observing this major religious holiday.

You and I know well that the deadline of 6 pm today is an arbitrary deadline, and considering York University’s commitment that no member of the York community be discriminated against on the basis of their faith, I implore you to reconsider our request that the deadline be extended until Monday.


Devin Lefebvre
CUPE 3903 Chairperson