Information For Unit 3

York’s offer to graduate assistants (CUPE 3903 Unit 3) the best among all Ontario universities

York’s offer ensures total compensation for GA’s continues to lead all other Ontario universities.

All CUPE 3903 members to be paid for work done after the strike

All CUPE 3903 members will be paid for grading and other work activities required for the many students needing remediation once the strike ends, to finish the extended term. This is your right.

Our offer to Unit 3 – the full details

Details of all the enhancements included in our offer are below. Click on the subheads to see additional information.


Remaining #1 in Total Compensation across the University Sector
Annual salary increases for all positions
Increased Vacation Pay for Members with 5 or more Cumulative Years of Service

Improvements in Benefits and Childcare Support
New Incentive Funding to Encourage Creation of Gradate Assistantships
New Graduate Assistant Training Fund
Enhancements to Equity and Human Rights Protections and Supports
Fund for Sexual Violence Survivor Support and Sexual Violence Training
Breast Feeding Support
Other Accommodation Support
Equity Program Expansions and Improvements
Improvements to Professional and Research Support
Professional Development Fund, Parking and Email
Enhanced Funding for any non-covered Employee Needs
Increase in Ways and Means Fund
Enhanced Support for Occupational Health and Safety
Increase in Paid Time and Paid Training for Joint Occupational Health and Safety Committee Members
Improved Access to Space for Union Business
Improved Access to Space for Union Business

Click here to read the full Unit 3 Final Offer (March 20, 2018).