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.