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4,000 call for quick end to York strike

When York University’s student union held a press conference yesterday to present a petition calling for a quick end to the strike, two fat copies of the 4,000-name document sat ready; one for the union, the other for the university.

When York University’s student union held a press conference yesterday to present a petition calling for a quick end to the strike, two fat copies of the 4,000-name document sat ready; one for the union, the other for the university.

The un­ion rep arrived early; York sent no one to receive the petition.

“They know where our office is,” said York spokesperson Alex Bilyk. A university official later fetched a copy.

In York’s administration building, 20 students and striking teaching assistants remain camped outside the university president’s office, hoping Mamdouh Shoukri will meet with them to host a forum about the strike.

Talks were expected to continue today between the university and the union representing 3,340 teaching assistants, contract faculty and graduate assistants.

 
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