Posted on Wednesday, January 21, 2009
This toolkit is a compendium of news and links relating to the strike by Canadian Union of Public Employees Local 3903, which represents teaching assistants, contract faculty and graduate assistants at York University. The strike began on Nov. 6. For immediate information or to report picket line issues, call the Strike Hotline at 416-650-8420.
Senate Executive approvals of classes: More than 5,000 students in four separate areas will be able to resume classes on Monday, Jan. 26 under decisions made by the Executive Committee of York’s Senate. They are:
- students in the School of Administrative Studies in the Atkinson Faculty of Liberal & Professional Studies;
- undergraduates in the Schulich School of Business;
- students in the Faculty of Education’s Pre-Service Full Time Consecutive Program, for which the Ontario Teachers’ Federation has lifted its suspension of practica;
- students in the Master of Public Policy, Administration & Law Program in Atkinson.
Units involved have given undertakings that there will be no replacement of work done by CUPE 3903 instructors, and in the case of the Education students, that remediation will provide for the later resumption of courses taught by CUPE 3903 instructors.
Students who choose not to participate in resumed classes will continue to receive the protections and accommodations set out in Senate legislation.