York University’s highest priority is supporting the academic success of each and every one of our students. The University has made and will continue to make every reasonable effort to reach a collective agreement with CUPE 3903 and avoid a strike. We remain fully committed to continuing negotiations with the assistance of the provincially appointed mediator to reach a new collective agreement. However, if teaching assistants, graduate assistants and contract faculty decide to strike as of Monday, March 5, the legal strike deadline, the University will take every possible step to limit the impact of the labour disruption on York students.
York University will remain open including libraries, cafeterias, student services, administrative offices and other university facilities will remain open.
Respect York values
If there is a strike, the entire York community will be affected, with different viewpoints expressed on all sides. We call on every member of our community to live up to York’s values of civility, open and constructive dialogue, and respect for others.
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