Eli Ridder | The Avro Post

York University said on Sunday evening that it informed the striking faculty union that it is prepared to return to the bargaining table with the provincial mediator’s assistance on Tuesday. 

“So far, there continues to no evidence of movement by CUPE 3903, with 41 union demands still on the table with wage increments, expansion of benefits and other increases that significantly exceed sector norms,” the York statement said.

“We have been clear from the outset that we see no reason for the disruptive and harmful effect of a strike on our students.”

The local Canadian Union of Public Employees 3903 launched a strike nearly two weeks ago with strong approval from its 3,700 members, the largest, but just only, union on the York campus.

Classes for faculty still working have largely continued to much student criticism.

A smaller percentage of the campus are part of the York University Faculty Association.

More details to follow. Image of the York University Keele Campus sign 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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