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I am a York student writing to ask for an immediate return to the negotiating
table so that we can get back to classes. The last five weeks have certainly
compromised the fall semester, and I do not what to have my Winter semester
compromised as well.
Many of us have made sacrifices, taken loans, put careers on hold to go back to
school and moved half way across the country to study at York. This is all real
life that cannot be put on hold for indefinite number of weeks. Please do not
have us regret choosing York as our preferred university and start looking into
transfer and withdrawal options.
We came to university to study, and are paying tuition in exchange for receiving
education in our chosen fields. This strike is more than an inconvenience, it is
a breach of contract between students and university caused by the current
labour dispute. Such conflicts should not be allowed to interfere with student
education, and in the same spirit that Schulich and Osgoode are continuing
their graduate program teaching, so should the entire university.
I respectfully, yet strongly request that the University and the Union return to the
negotiating table and reach an agreement before Christmas, so that our next
semester would not be jeopardized as well.
I will be rearranging the top header with all the links to different pages of the site. “Resources” will contain updates, memos, contact information and general information. I will consolidate all the efforts and projects of Students into a tab called “Things you can do.”
Good day everyone