Even though some of the school’s striking contract workers voted to accept York university’s latest offer, about 2,000 other teaching and graduate assistants, who belong to two other units, will remain on the picket line of the 15-week strike. This is leaving many students frustrated that they won’t be attending classes anytime soon.
This strike began in March over wages and job security and now students are the ones who are worrying about their own job prospects as their education is in jeopardy.
Many are feeling deterred from continuing their education with masters or PhD degrees and others are looking to transfer to other universities.
Even if the strike ends and classes resume, many students will be in a dilemma as they’ve all gone on to do other things and it will mean quitting a good job or another course.
The strike has probably affected the decisions of thousands of other students and their parents who may have ruled out York University given all the negative publicity and the affect of the strike on the education of students currently enrolled. – CINEWS