March 23, 2015
TORONTO, ON – For the second time, CUPE 3902 Unit 1 has rejected a settlement offer proposed and recommended by CUPE 3902 Unit 1’s own bargaining team. The settlement, if accepted, would have ended the strike by teaching assistants, lab assistants, markers, graders and invigilators.
“We continue to be in close contact with the Provincial Mediator and remain committed to finding a solution to this impasse that would end the strike and allow affected students to complete their academic term without further disruption,” said Professor Angela Hildyard, VP Human Resources and Equity.
The proposed agreement provided enhanced wages, improved benefits, better financial assistance and tuition fee offsets – making it one of the best teaching assistant compensation packages in Canada. It remains, by any objective measure, a fair and reasonable basis for a settlement and an end to the strike.
Details of the offer CUPE 3902 Unit 1 has rejected
Infographic: Highlights of Deal Rejected by CUPE
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Michael Kurts, University of Toronto Communications