CUPE 3903 Member FAQ

In the event of a strike will I receive my regular pay?

No. Effective the first day of the strike, pay will be halted for striking employees represented by CUPE 3903 Units 1, 2 and 3. Pay will not resume for employees who remain on strike.

In the event of a strike am I able to return to work even if the strike has not ended?

During the Winter 2018 term employees represented by CUPE Units 1 or 2 were able to  declare their desire to return to teaching activities by completing an on-line form through the CUPE hiring website. The normal winter 2018 term has ended.

As of May 8 2018, CUPE members are not able to  declare their desire to return to work during the disruption as this is a new term with new teaching assignments. Due to the on-going labour disruption the CUPE 3903 hiring process for the summer is suspended and no declarations are necessary.

Will my scholarship and research assistantship funding be continued in the event of a strike?

Yes, scholarship and research assistantship funding will continue as these sources of graduate student funding are not covered by the collective agreement with CUPE 3903.

Does the Senate Policy on Academic Implications of Disruptions or Cessations of University Business Due to Labour Disputes or Other Causes prohibit CUPE 3903 members from returning to work in the event of a strike?

No, the Senate Policy states that students who elect not to participate in academic activities due to a disruption will not be penalized. The Senate policy does not apply to employees.

In the event of a strike, who should I speak to about my strike pay?

Please contact CUPE 3903. York does not process strike pay.

In the event of a strike, who should I contact for other information.

Please contact CUPE 3903. York does not process strike pay.

Note that CUPE 3903 has a hardship fund members can apply for. Details can be found at www.3903.cupe.ca/strike-hardship-fund-2