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Faces of the York, University of Toronto picket lines

About 10,000 students who work as teaching assistants at York and University of Toronto are on the picket line after rejecting contracts they say offer too little money and not enough job security.  386 more words


Egan: The prof who doesn't teach — our new course in Ontario?

Close to 100,000 university students are out of class in Toronto this week due to labour troubles.

But don’t blame the professors. They hardly seem to teach anymore. 729 more words

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York University teaching assistants and contract workers strike after rejecting school offer by huge margin

TORONTO — Teaching assistants and contract staff at Toronto’s York University have voted overwhelmingly to reject the latest contract offer and will set up picket lines Tuesday. 194 more words


Turmoil ahead if York University strike persists

York University was nearly empty on Tuesday as a strike by contract professors and teaching assistants cancelled classes for 55,000 students.

While some students in the largely deserted halls welcomed the sudden gift of time – “I had a lot of stuff due this week so I’m actually kind of happy to get to catch up,” said third-year biology major Bahar Salehi – most are anxious it end soon. 280 more words


ceramics with Clare Twomey

Last week I got the opportunity to volunteer working in a group for a morning alongside artist Clare Twomey in aid to her installation project which coincides with the reopening of York Art Gallery later this year. 327 more words

Installation Art

York University suspends classes, exams during strike

In an unlikely twist of labour fate, Canada’s two largest universities are hit by strikes at the same time, throwing more than 100,000 undergraduates across the GTA into turmoil in the final stretch of the academic year. 986 more words


York University teaching assistants on strike after rejecting contract offer

WATCH ABOVE: For the second time in 24 hours, staff at a Toronto area university are hitting the picket line. This time it’s York University workers. 368 more words