The pressure’s on but optimism is low that a resolution to the strike at York University is forthcoming. Frustrated at the breakdown in talks between the university and its 3,400 teaching assistants, contract faculty, and research and graduate assistants, who walked off the job Nov. 6, Thornhill MPP Peter Shurman drafted a private members bill to needle the government into action.
The two-week-old Viva strike is over and service is expected to be back to normal tomorrow morning.
Viva bus service will grind to a halt at 4 a.m. Thursday morning when drivers will begin striking.
GO Transit bus drivers and ticket vendors are once again in a position to walk off the job and onto the picket line after rejecting a tentative agreement that had averted a possible strike earlier this month.