YorkU reaches tentative deal with striking academic workers


York University has reached a tentative agreement with CUPE 3903, which represents about 3,000 YorkU instructors, teaching assistants, and graduate assistants. The workers have been on strike since February 26, citing issues of affordability, job security, and equity in the workplace. The union revealed that the tentative deal includes pay raises as well as increases to several dedicated support funds. “Although we didn’t achieve everything we wanted to in this round of bargaining, we have obtained some notable gains that make this deal–the best we could get under the circumstances–worth endorsing,” stated CUPE 3903. CUPE 3903 will hold a ratification vote this week.

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