So the latest York update has CHILDISH written all over it! They are still demanding binding arbitration and the Union has over and over again said NO! I really have to go note for note on this one.
The Employer’s first priority continues to be getting our students back into the classroom immediately. To this end, we continue to propose binding arbitration as the fastest way for classes to resume.
No! That is not the fastest way to get us back into class if the union has said they will NOT agree to binding arbitration. They are being supported by other CUPE locals in this.
The Employer has made a fair and reasonable settlement offer to CUPE 3903.
Stop saying that! We have all heard you whine and pout about how “reasonable” your offer is. York is starting to sound like Harpo – “Putting 14 year old children in jail is a fair and reasonable law to pass.”
Yes. Binding arbitration will put an immediate end to the strike.
Not if the other kid’s won’t play monster trucks in the sand box with you!
We are now into the second week of the strike and the fact remains that the positions of the Employer and the Union are very far apart.
So there is the big and significant update we have all been waiting for!
This update is sort of insulting.
Here’s the link: http://webapps.yorku.ca/NegotiationsUpdates/doc/Communication7.pdf