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Striking York University contract staff begin voting Friday on latest offer

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Cupe Local 3903, the union representing striking contract staff at York University, is urging its members to vote no. It says the offer is no different than what members already rejected back on March 2nd. Marianne Dimain has more. – Apr 6, 2018

Striking contract staff at York University are voting on the school’s latest offer on Friday.

More than 3,000 members of CUPE Local 3903 have been on strike for a month.

The union has called the university’s latest offer a “forced ratification vote.”

“York University has requested a forced ratification vote on an offer which is not meaningfully different from the one that was rejected on March 2,” the union stated on its website.

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“This offer needs to be rejected — again — in order to ensure fair contracts which include basic equity provisions and a modicum of job security for all three units, as well as proper compensation and protections once the strike ends.”

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Contract staff walked off the job on March 5 citing key issues like wages and job security.

Electronic voting on the latest offer closes on Monday.

VIDEO: York University strike enters its 5th week

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York University strike enters its 5th week – Apr 2, 2018

-With a file from The Canadian Press

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