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What are your plans during the York strike?

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What are your plans during the York strike?

With the news that the final bargaining offer was rejected and York's unwillingness to negotiate over the weekend, CUPE 3903 will oficially be on strike over the weekend.

What do you plan to do during the strike? Catch up on homework, take a vacation or just do nothing?

I'll be usIng this time to relax and also catch up on some assignments. Lets see how long this thing lasts.
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Why does this university always go on strike?

Might be better to wipe it out and start the staffing from square one.
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Because contracts are up for negotiation every three years and the university is a tough negotiator.

I have learned through informing myself about the strike that the university is looking to take things away that they had in the last contract. Going backwards instead of forwards is a sure fire way to a strike.
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Not sure how tough a negotiator york is, they offered a better deal than any other university in ontario and the union still said no. More likely that the heavily Marxist element in York's faculty leads to a particularly powerful and persistent union.
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Silkweave wrote: Not sure how tough a negotiator york is, they offered a better deal than any other university in ontario and the union still said no. More likely that the heavily Marxist element in York's faculty leads to a particularly powerful and persistent union.
Yep, very true. The only non-Marxist part of York is Schulich, and they have a separate union which is not on strike.
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Imagine harvard striking... jesus Christ the staff here are GRRRREEEDYYYYY!
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How many strikes has York had? The madness will only stop when people stop enrolling there due to all the strikes
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FreshCo wrote: Yep, very true. The only non-Marxist part of York is Schulich, and they have a separate union which is not on strike.
Good to know.
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Sanyo wrote: Imagine harvard striking... jesus Christ the staff here are GRRRREEEDYYYYY!
The huge majority of faculty at Harvard are tenure-track (job security, good wages, benefits, stability) whereas increasingly, York (and every other university and college!) is relying on part time sessional instructors to teach. They're two different things entirely.
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wirebound wrote: The huge majority of faculty at Harvard are tenure-track (job security, good wages, benefits, stability) whereas increasingly, York (and every other university and college!) is relying on part time sessional instructors to teach. They're two different things entirely.
I haven't seen Ryerson or U of T strike like this... clearly something is wrong at York and it needs to get fixed... it just makes the university a laugh stock.
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This is nasty.

Can you not transfer? why would you stay?
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Was wondering if anyone knows the transfer process.. Long story short, I only have a semester worth of credits (half a year in school) and I want to transfer to Ryerson. Does anyone know if I could transfer?

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