Unions at two Ontario universities have recently voted in support of strike action. At York University, York University Staff Association (YUSA) members voted 91% in favour of a strike mandate. YUSA’s contract expired in July 2021, and a No Board Report was filed on June 8th. YUSA members will be able to start a strike on July 1 if they have not reached an agreement with the university. At the University of Ottawa, part-time professors represented by the Association of Part-Time Professors of the University of Ottawa (APTPUO) voted 97.5% in favour of a strike if negotiations were not successful. APTPUO states that they were forced to take a vote early after the employer requested conciliation. News Wire (YUSA)| APTPUO (PDF)| Le Droit (APTPUO) Note: Archived stories may contain dead links or be missing source links.