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CUPE 3903 on strike at York University

Nov 5, 2008 11:27 PM
 
York University teaching assistants and contract faculty, CUPE 3903 began a strike Thursday, Nov. 6

TORONTO, Ont. – CUPE 3903, representing 3,400 contract faculty, teaching assistants and graduate assistants at York University, are on strike as of 12:01 a.m., Thursday, November 6.

Tonight the union membership overwhelmingly supported the unanimous decision of the bargaining team and the union executive to reject the university’s final offer.

“It’s clear that the university administration is pushing us to go out on strike.  Over the last three years, our members have had to work harder with less job security and fewer resources,” said union Chairperson Christina Rousseau.

The union’s membership does more than 50% of the teaching at York University.

A press conference will be held at 8:30 a.m., Thursday, November 6 at 635 Petrolia Road (one block east of Keele, south of Steeles).

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For more information, contact:

Christina Rousseau, Chair, CUPE 3903, 416-347-4502
Graham Potts, Chief Negotiator, 416-570-5187