Two of Toronto’s largest universities are facing strike turmoil, triggered by a Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) walkout.
These labour actions will cause educational disruptions across the Greater Toronto Area. It would also cause economic disruption as pickets are unfurled onto the streets. In regards to numbers, that’s more than 100,000 undergraduates affected just as the finally lap of the school year begins.
Up at York University, the administration cancelled all classes today, as well as exams and academic extra-circulars activities in response to the strike vote by CUPE 3903. 3,700 York staff who were allowed to vote, including teaching assistants and contract professors, voted at night on Monday March 2, 2015.