Your source for up to date accurate information on the CUPE 3903 strike.
This website will be frequently updated with information as it becomes available.
Is the university open?
The University remains open. All classes that can continue will continue. Libraries, residences, restaurants and other food outlets, administrative offices and other university facilities will remain open.
Some classes, labs and tutorials will have to be temporarily suspended. Decisions regarding suspending classes, labs and tutorials will be made on a case-by-case basis, as circumstances require. The University will accommodate and support all students, including those whose studies are interrupted.
The University expects that all full-time faculty will carry out their duties and responsibilities at the normal times and places scheduled. Faculty members are encouraged to work with departments and/or Deans offices to address any concerns about the academic integrity of courses.
For information on specific services and facilities, please visit the specific services websites:
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Could crossing the picket line put me in possible physical danger?
You are not at any risk if you decide to cross the picket line as long as you follow common sense and some basic rules:
- Be polite.
- Be patient.
- Do not attempt to force your way in.
- Do not insult the picketers.
- Do not become involved in any arguments or type of altercation.
The University is open. Students, faculty and staff who are not involved in the strike have every right to cross the picket line.
Threats, intimidation or physical violence by any member of the York community, including CUPE 3903 members, will not be tolerated. The University will take fast and appropriate action to deal with any incidents on the picket line.
If you have a problem, call our picket line hotline 416-736-5151.
For information about if you need to cross picket lines, or how to do so, please refer to our complete FAQ on Picketing.
How do I get information on the status of my courses?
What are York students’ academic rights during the strike?
York University Senate policy outlines the rights and responsibilities of students during a strike and provides students with the choice not to participate in their academic activities.
How is transportation on campus affected?
For specific information on public transportation see our Transportation FAQ.
Bargaining Positions Updated
York will return to the bargaining table when CUPE 3903 chooses to table items that will lead to a settlement. To clarify the university's offer presented to the union on Tuesday, March 20th, we have updated our bargaining positions page with detailed summaries of the offers to Unit 1, Unit 2, and Unit 3 outlining our latest offer, which remains the best compensation and benefits package in the province.
Just the Facts
CUPE 3903 represents approximately 3,000 employees, about 2,000 of whom are graduate students, mainly doctorate students who have teaching assistantships. The other employees are contract faculty members.Click here to continue reading.
York and CUPE 3903 remain far apart on key issues in Tuesday’s bargaining
In the best interests of our students, York returned to the bargaining table in good faith today prepared to listen, discuss and negotiate a way forward to end the strike.
While a number of issues were settled, we still remain far apart on wages and two significant issues which York sees as critical to our fundamental principles of academic excellence and our students’ academic success, specifically CUPE 3903’s positions on: