York TAs, contract faculty go on strike

November 6, 2008

Classes were cancelled at York University yesterday as teaching assistants, graduate assistants, and contract faculty have gone on strike. The major issues that led up to the strike include wages and job security. The union representing the staff rejected York's offer of a 9.25% raise over 3 years because it is not in line with increases in the cost of living. This is the third instructor-related strike since the beginning of the fall term; professors at the University of Windsor and Brandon University were on strike earlier this fall. Y-File | National Post | Globe and Mail | Toronto Star