The union won’t vote. The president won’t talk. And the government won’t step in.

At the deserted suburban campus of York University, which plans to celebrate its 50th birthday this year, the three players who could help put 50,000 students out of their misery and back in class seem locked in a standoff in which no one is ready to blink.

The union say they’re not ready to ask members to vote on an offer they claim would, among other flaws, see York using more and more part-time profs who would continue to be left hanging with little job security.

York, Canada’s third largest university, is into its 10th week without classes.

3,340 teaching assistants, contract faculty and graduate assistants who belong to Canadian Union of Public Employees 3903.

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