3,000 York University academic workers go on strike

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Some 3,000 academic workers at York University walked off the job Monday after the union representing them and the school failed to reach a deal on a new collective agreement.

The contract instructors, teaching assistants and graduate assistants officially went on strike after midnight, with picket lines set up throughout the morning and a rally scheduled for later outside York University subway station.

Erin McIntosh, spokesperson for the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) 3903 and a PhD student at York, said Monday the school did not bring an updated offer to the bargaining table over the weekend after union members voted in favour

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