Union Chair available tomorrow morning at briefing


  In the event of a decision by more than 3,000 contract faculty, teaching and graduate assistants at York University to go out on strike November 6, CUPE 3903 will hold a media briefing at 8:30 a.m. at strike headquarters, 635 Petrolia Road. The briefing will be followed by a rally at 9 a.m. on the picket line. “In light of the university’s blatant misrepresentation of our demands, we are ready to set the record straight,” said CUPE 3903 Chair Christina Rousseau.


 WHAT: CUPE 3903 Media Briefing

WHEN: 8:30 a.m., Thursday, November 6

WHERE: 635 Petrolia Road, Toronto 



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6 responses to “Union Chair available tomorrow morning at briefing

  1. john

    Congratulations…you just started to ruin the plans of thousands of your students because you want more money and instead of feel shameful you make rallies …go find another job nobody is going to feel upset if you leave and stop soon that ridiculous situation by thinking a while that your presence at the university is to help education not stop it.
    Have in mind,both cupe and union, that we as students are not going to stay neutral and watch you playing games. In case you forgot. your jobs’s main purpose is to teach students instead of suspend classes.

  2. Flying J

    Thanks for all the updates. I’ve been following this site for a few days now, and you have been bang on with every tidbit of information that has been posted. I also appreciate your effort to be as non-biased as possible about the negotiations. At first, I was against the union demands and thought that they were outrageous. However, after following the link from this site to the CUPE website, I believe that the union’s demands are fair. I support their cause and just hope that things can get sorted out in a timely manner.

  3. Hey, does anybody have an estimate as to how long this strike will last? I heard something about under 48 hours or a a couple months – nothing about a week or so. anybody have any info on that?

  4. Basil El-Salviti

    Bobby, the precedent has already been set. The previous strike took just about 11 weeks. It began by the end of October of that academic year, and ended early January of that academic year. The university, hopefully learning from the past, is unlikely to allow the strike to take that long. I spoke to Dean Drummond on the phone yesterday, November 5th, and asked him myself how long this strike is meant to last, if he has a projected idea. He said that for sure longer than a week…according to the Dean, they negotiators need about a week to “wrap their head around” the demands of both sides. That in itself should take a week. Let’s HOPE that the Dean was using hyperbole, and this thing ends sooner rather than later….at this point, it can go any way.

  5. yorkstrike2008

    Flying J,

    You are very welcome. This site takes a lot of work to maintain but it is worth it. Just keep coming back. This will be the undergraduate head quarters to pressure the parties to resolve this as quickly as possible.

  6. Thank you, Basil, for your informative answer. I’m just trying to make the most of this time and study accordingly, I dont want to cram everything if I don’t have to. So, Thanks! and yorkstrike2008, kudos to you for putting up this site! It’s the most helpful thing that I have come across regarding the strike, and I’m becoming more addicted to it than I am to Facebook 😛

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