Bargaining Updates

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.

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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:

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Strike Update: A fair deal is possible without prolonging the strike

Since bargaining began last fall, York University has been committed to reaching a new collective agreement with no disruption to the school year.

We were disappointed when CUPE 3903 voted to reject the university’s final offer and their decision to go on strike. We were disappointed that the bargaining team did not invite members to vote on our offer of arbitration on some of the toughest issues where we disagree.

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