Petition

Dear President Rhonda Lenton,
We demand a refund!
We have entered the sixth week of the CUPE 3903 strike and there has been
little to no movement with respect to bargaining. This has put students in a
precarious position when it comes to classes, job prospects, graduation and
summer plans, academic and otherwise. We are disappointed in the York
Administrations disregard for the plight of undergraduate students, and we
demand action.
We demand that York University refund students for costs we have endured
because of the York University strike.
Many students are going through their second strike during their degree.
Undergraduate students are looking to graduate, and have been forced to take
poor remediation options that hurt their education. Students who are living on
residence or in rental spaces are concerned about living arrangements and
transportation costs past this semester.
The effect of the strike on York students cannot be understated, and
unfortunately the University’s response has been negotiation-aversion and
remediation options; responses that negatively affect the academic integrity of
this institution, and do not guarantee students a high quality education. We will
not be short-changed.
This strike has a direct impact on students’ access to education. Across Canada,
a national conversation has been taking place about creating stable jobs with
livable wages, and moving away from a system of precarious jobs with low
wages. There has also been a national, and global, conversation surrounding a
fre and accessible post-secondary education system.
Education is a right, and we should be able to access education without financial
burdening, sacrificing our academic integrity, or dealing with a board of
governors that considers us “basic income units”, not students. In a time where
every level of government, as well as both public and private institutions are
heeding to this movement and making changes, York University's senior
administrators thinking has not been impacted, and students are suffering the
damages of their stubbornness.

 


WE DEMAND:

 

● Refunds for students who dropped, or withdrew from full-year and
winter-term courses due to the strike, and an extension of drop and refund
deadlines for continuing and suspended courses to July 31, 2018.


● Specific bursaries for students forced to pay additional months of rent,
food, transportation, childcare and living expenses during the strike.


● Specific bursaries for students with additional costs of travel changes due
to adjusted course schedules during the strike.


● Specific bursaries for students who have lost out on summer jobs due to
the strike.


● A free top-up on meal plans for students who live on residence.


Sincerely,

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PETITION FOR FINANCIAL REIMBURSEMENTS

Dear President Rhonda Lenton,

We demand a refund!

We have entered the sixth week of the CUPE 3903 strike and there has been little to no movement with respect to bargaining. This has put students in a precarious position when it comes to classes, job prospects, graduation and summer plans, academic and otherwise. We are disappointed in the York Administrations disregard for the plight of undergraduate students, and we demand action.

We demand that York University refund students for costs we have endured because of the York University strike.

Many students are going through their second strike during their degree. Undergraduate students are looking to graduate, and have been forced to take poor remediation options that hurt their education. Students who are living on residence or in rental spaces are concerned about living arrangements and transportation costs past this semester.

The effect of the strike on York students cannot be understated, and unfortunately the University’s response has been negotiation-aversion and remediation options; responses that negatively affect the academic integrity of this institution, and do not guarantee students a high quality education. We will not be short-changed.

This strike has a direct impact on students’ access to education. Across Canada, a national conversation has been taking place about creating stable jobs with livable wages, and moving away from a system of precarious jobs with low wages. There has also been a national, and global, conversation surrounding a free and accessible post-secondary education system.

Education is a right, and we should be able to access education without financial burdening, sacrificing our academic integrity, or dealing with a board of governors that considers us “basic income units”, not students. In a time where every level of government, as well as both public and private institutions are heeding to this movement and making changes, York University's senior administrators thinking has not been impacted, and students are suffering the damages of their stubbornness.

WE DEMAND:

  1. Refunds for students who dropped, or withdrew from full-year and winter-term courses due to the strike, and an extension of drop and refund deadlines for continuing and suspended courses to July 31, 2018.
  2. Specific bursaries for students forced to pay additional months of rent, food, transportation, childcare and living expenses during the strike.
  3. Specific bursaries for students with additional costs of travel changes due to adjusted course schedules during the strike.
  4. Specific bursaries for students who have lost out on summer jobs due to the strike.
  5. A free top-up on meal plans for students who live on residence.

Sincerely,

The Undergraduate Student Body