Eli Ridder | The Avro Post

York University’s Senate deferred a motion that proposed halting classes for the duration of the strike on Thursday evening.

The deferral was challenged but the challenge lost.

The Canadian Union of Public Employees have been on strike since Monday after a deadline passed the week before a new contract to be negotiated with York for the faculty, teaching assistants and other staff it represents.

The York University Faculty Association stands in solidarity with CUPE Local 3903 but is not on strike.

Some of those part of YUFA have continued teaching their classes, but several departments have decided to halt courses for the strike.

Students are not obligated to cross picket lines to attend classes, according to university Senate rules.

More details to follow. Image of the Keele Campus from previous files.

Written by Eli Ridder

Eli Ridder is a freelance journalist. He founded The Avro Post in October 2017. He writes for Breaking911 and Guelph Politico, among others. Feel free to connect at ELIRIDDER@ICLOUD.COM or at ELIRIDDER.CA

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