York disappointed with vote to reject contract offers

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April 9, 2018

Dear Student,

We are deeply disappointed with the results of the vote by members of CUPE 3903 in Units 1, 2 and 3 in rejecting our contract offers which improve upon contracts which already lead in total compensation, benefits and job security provisions in Ontario.

York is willing to return to bargaining anytime CUPE 3903 provides realistic proposals

Based on the results of the vote, we are currently reviewing next steps, which includes speaking to the government to propose options that would bring the two parties together to end the strike.

Interest Arbitration could end this strike today

Since the first day of bargaining we have asked CUPE 3903 to refer key areas of disagreement to arbitration where an independent third party can make a binding decision fair to both parties. If CUPE 3903 agrees, the strike can end immediately for everyone.

For more information about the results of the vote and details about York University’s position, please visit labour.yorku.ca.

We appreciate the uncertainty that this announcement may cause. You will receive details about how it may affect completion of courses and the academic year as soon as possible.