Students in joint YorkU-college programs endure second strike in one year

March 13, 2018

As contract workers at York University began their second week of job action, students in joint programs offered by YorkU and local colleges expressed their frustration about the second strike's impact on their lives. “I do feel like I’m getting parts of my education taken away from me because of how long these strikes go on for,” said Chelsea Lecompte, a design student in a joint program offered by YorkU and Sheridan College. The union’s demands are said to include job security, better pay, improved equity and workplace accessibility, and the replacement of 800 positions that were allegedly cut. YorkU claims that it has offered the union a 3.5% wage increase per year. CBC | National Post