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CUPE 3903



York University Toronto

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On Saturday, November 17, 2018, the Unit 4 bargaining team met with York University representatives. After 4 hours of negotiations, the university made an offer to Unit 4.

For more information, click here.


0n June 21 the CUPE 3903 at York Strike made history by becoming the longest post-secondary strike in Canadian History, at 109 days on strike. York University must bargain with its employees.

On Friday, March 2, Teaching Assistants, Contract Faculty, and Graduate Assistants voted to reject the “final offer” the employer had tabled the previous day. The membership then held another vote recommending that a strike begin on Monday.

York University continues to refuse to resume negotiations. CUPE 3903 is humbly asking for any support from other locals, councils, divisions or national offices can give by way of material and political support as we fight again for fair wages and job security.

We would be grateful for monetary contributions, in the form of cheques made payable to the Canadian Union of Public Employees, Local 3903; or, material donations in the form of disposable thermoses of coffee, cups and coffee condiments, sandwiches, pastry and biscuit/granola varieties, and various hygiene supplies (food containers, paper towels, bathroom paper).

We also welcome your members to join our picket lines or send messages of solidarity!

Solidarity picketing and messages help ensure morale remains high among our members, and lets our members know they are supported in their fight for better working conditions.

Pickets will be held daily from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
For the list of departmental picket locations, click here.
Link to CUPE 3903 Strike Information click here.

If you have any questions please email:

Read the request for strike support.

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