YUGSA is hosting an emergency council meeting to discuss a non-confidence in York’s senior administration, and to further increase our support for CUPE 3903 at this tough time in the strike.
We encourage all graduate students to attend! Only YUGSA councillors can vote on the motion.
Special YUGSA Council Meeting
Monday April 30
4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Unifor Local 112 Hall – 30 Tangiers Rd. (near Finch West subway station) *Please come through the back door*
Free food and TTC tokens!
1. Chair’s Opening Remarks and Land Acknowledgement
2. Approval of the Agenda
3. Report of the Executive for the Duration of the CUPE 3903 Strike
4. Motion of Non-confidence in the Senior Administration of York University (see below)
5. Discussion on Academic and Non-academic Implications of CUPE 3903 Strike
BE IT RESOLVED THAT YUGSA Council expresses non-confidence in the senior administration of York University led by President Rhonda Lenton and in the Board of Governors led by Rick Waugh.
With the strike in its eighth week, York’s administration continues to refuse to bargain with CUPE 3903 to resolve outstanding issues in a timely fashion. The approach of the Senate Executive Committee to remediation while the strike is ongoing has created confusion and chaos within York’s community, intensifying the anxiety and stress of students, faculty and staff, as well as undermining the academic integrity of courses and therefore York’s reputation.
York’s President and Board of Governors, with the support of Senate Executive, have undermined the historic interpretation and application of the York Act, thereby undermining collegial governance at York. Given these considerations, YUGSA Council can no longer express confidence in the leadership of President Rhonda Lenton or Chair of the Board of Governors Rick Waugh.