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Back-to-work legislation for York University faculty an unsustainable solution

By Muhammad Naeem, August 30 2018 — On March 5, 2018, around 3,000 members of teaching faculty at York University, including contract instructors and students — consisting of mostly graduate and research assistants — went on strike over job security and salary disputes. The strike, which was estimated to only last a few days, eventually…

Right to strike vital for faculty association labour policy

By Kate Jacobson, October 25 2016 — In early 2015, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled that the right to strike is protected by the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms guarantee of freedom of association. All groups, no matter who they work for, have the right to withhold their labour by going on strike….

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