ON government launches inquiry commission into YorkU strike

April 16, 2018

The Ontario government has launched a commission to examine the contract faculty strike at York University, reports Global News. ON Labour Minister Kevin Flynn says an industrial inquiry commission will examine the remaining issues in the dispute and report on any steps that can be taken to address them. Global reports that more than 3,000 YorkU graduate teaching assistants, contract faculty, and graduate research assistants walked off the job March 5th in a dispute over wages and job security. All three bargaining units of the Canadian Union of Public Employees local 3903 rejected the university’s latest offer in what the union called a “forced ratification vote” earlier this month. Global News