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Don’t enrol, warn York parents

Parents should think twice about sending their teens to York University because of ongoing labour troubles, says a family that has launched a Facebook group and blog pressing for an end to a strike that is now in its 10th week.

Parents should think twice about sending their teens to York University because of ongoing labour troubles, says a family that has launched a Facebook group and blog pressing for an end to a strike that is now in its 10th week.

With tomorrow’s university application deadline looming, Dagmar Kanzler and David Ross — parents of a second-year student — say they need to “warn other parents that York is not able to deliver the education” it promised because classes have been cancelled for almost all of the school’s 50,000 students since the strike began Nov. 6.

“Both the university and the union have completely lost track of the fact that this is all about the students,” said Kanzler. “It’s not about them. It’s about 50,000 people who are just in limbo right now.”
No date has yet been set for the vote on the latest offer from York.

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