Striking York University workers reach tentative agreement with employer: union


Published April 15, 2024 at 11:30 am

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The union representing striking academic workers at York University says it has reached a tentative deal with the post-secondary institution.

The Canadian Union of Public Employees local 3903 says the tentative agreement was struck Sunday night.

About 3,000 contract faculty, teaching and graduate assistants, research assistants and part-time librarians walked off the job on Feb. 26 after failed contract negotiations with the university.

The union has said the main bargaining issues were addressing an affordability crisis, job security and workplace equity.

The union says its executive committee is currently working out the logistics of a ratification vote, which will be held later this week.

It says the strike will continue until the membership votes to ratify the tentative agreement.

York had said its campuses were open and most courses were continuing through the strike as it worked towards an agreement with the union.

The Canadian Press

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