York seeks government-supervised vote on offer to striking TAs

January 9, 2009

Last Friday, York University requested the Ontario Ministry of Labour conduct and supervise a secret-ballot vote by striking teaching assistants and contract faculty on its latest offer. A York spokesperson says the decision is a "necessary step" in ending the strike and having classes resume. CUPE 3903, which represents the striking employees, is "frustrated and disappointed" by York's call for a forced ratification vote when 90% of those who attended a general membership meeting last Thursday rejected the offer. York News Release | CUPE News Release | Globe and Mail | Toronto Star | Maclean's OnCampus