Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE)

Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE)

March 10, 2015 00:12 ET

Contract faculty vote to end strike at York University; Teaching and Graduate assistants reject tentative agreement

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - March 10, 2015) - The 3,700 striking teaching assistants, graduate assistants and contract faculty of York University, members of Local 3903 of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE 3903) have completed their ratification vote on a tentative agreement reached last Friday.

Members of Unit 1, representing teaching assistants, have voted to reject the tentative agreement.

Members of Unit 2, representing contract faculty, have voted to accept the tentative agreement.

Members of Unit 3, representing graduate and research assistants, have voted to reject the tentative agreement.

Faiz Ahmed, Chair of CUPE 3903, said the Local's executive and bargaining team will attempt to schedule a meeting to map out their next steps, and hope to resume bargaining with York University quickly.

Contact Information

  • Kevin Wilson
    CUPE Communications
    416-821-6641

    Faiz Ahmed
    CUPE 3903 Chair
    416-879-7078