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Community Update #7 (March 22)

Community Update #7 (March 22)

Due to the ongoing strike by CUPE 3903 at York’s campuses, picket lines continue to be used at various entrances. As a result of the use of hard pickets and blockades, including on private roads, the University has reached out to CUPE 3903 directly to address serious safety concerns. York’s correspondence can be read here. […]

Community Update #6 (March 21)

Community Update #6 (March 21)

Recently, York’s Senate Executive shared important decisions regarding the upcoming summer terms and provided further remediation options to students. As announced by Senate Executive, the S1 summer term, representing the first six week term, will begin as planned on Monday May 6, 2024. SU (full term) and S2 sessions are expected to be delayed and […]

Community Update #4 (March 11)

Community Update #4 (March 11)

A message from Orville Wallace, Executive Director, Community Safety The safety of our community is the top priority for my team, and I’d like to extend my thanks to everyone who has exercised patience and respect since the labour disruption began. I’d like to take the opportunity to reiterate our advice, sent to the community […]

Community Update #3 (Feb. 27)

Community Update #3 (Feb. 27)

On the second day of the labour disruption, picket lines are now up at Glendon Campus’ entrance and all Keele Campus road entrances. As a result, community members may experience delays. When approaching a picket line, all community members are urged to display patience, be respectful, and remain calm. Avoid engaging in arguments or escalating […]

Community Update #2 (Feb. 25)

Community Update #2 (Feb. 25)

The University administration had hoped we could achieve a negotiated collective agreement over the weekend with CUPE 3903, the union representing Teaching Assistants, Graduate Assistants, and Contract Faculty, prior to their planned strike date of 12:01 am on Monday, February 26. With that goal in mind, we offered two consecutive proposals (on February 7 and […]

Community Update #1 (Feb. 23)

Community Update #1 (Feb. 23)

Earlier today, the University was informed that CUPE 3903 members representing Teaching Assistants, Graduate Assistants, and Contract Faculty, voted in favour of going on strike as of 12:01 am on Monday, February 26. This afternoon, following the vote, the University and CUPE 3903 met as planned for collective bargaining negotiations, however an agreement has not […]