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Dear York Students,
York University has requested that the Ministry of Labour supervise a forced ratification vote on its recent offer to members of CUPE 3903. While the University indicated that it is willing to begin the ratification vote on January 19 and 20, CUPE 3903 indicated that it is willing to begin the voting process on January 15 and 16. We hope that both sides will agree to begin the vote as soon as possible in order to get all undergraduate students back into their classrooms. To put pressure on the university to begin the voting process faster please email President Shoukri at email@example.com
YFS Relief Fund:
The York Federation of Students (YFS) has created a special Relief Fund for undergraduate students facing financial hardship due to the ongoing strike. Thus, the YFS has allocated $40 000 into the Fund, and undergraduates facing financial distress due to the strike will be eligible for up to $100 in relief. All applicants will be required to present documentation relating to their financial hardship (ex. Receipt for cancelled plane ticket) along with an application form which is available on the YFS website at http://www.yfs.ca/index.php?section_id=227. Applications will be adjudicated by the YFS Clubs Committee. The deadline for the application is as follows : January 30 at 5pm.
York Federation of Students
Local 68, Canadian Federation of Students