York Still On Strike
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York Still On Strike

York University administration had hoped that a supervised vote of CUPE 3903 members yesterday and today would result in an acceptance of the school’s settlement to end the months-long strike. But results from the vote just came down the wire from CUPE, and all three voting units have declined the offer, with 61.7% of the first unit, 59.3% of the second unit, and 70% of the third unit voting “No.” The university quickly responded, quoting York President and Vice-Chancellor Mamdouh Shoukri, who said that “The clock has run out on CUPE…I will be working with the deans and Senate Executive to prepare plans to further extend the academic calendar to ensure that students complete their fall and winter terms. This will mean reducing or, if need be, cancelling the summer term.” Tick tock.