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York University – CUPE 3903 Strike

York University teaching assistants, contract faculty and graduate assistants represented by CUPE 3903 will be in a legal strike position on Monday, March 5, potentially affecting our Seneca@York community.

York University and Seneca@York Campus will remain open during the strike. We will maintain normal operations, and Seneca students are expected to attend classes as scheduled.

Please allow extra time and exercise caution and patience as there will likely be picket lines at all major intersections leading onto campus.

If you have general questions, you can email dean.students@senecacollege.ca or visit Student Services.

  • If you have any concerns or experience a problem at a picket line, please call York’s hotline: 416.736.5151

Frequently Asked Questions

What does the strike at York University mean for Seneca@York?

We will maintain normal operations. Seneca students are expected to attend classes as scheduled during the strike at York University. All Seneca employees are expected at work.

Where can I find information about the strike at York University?

York will post frequent updates on their website, Facebook and Twitter feed.

Will transportation to campus be affected?

Unfortunately, public transit bus routes will be affected by picket lines. York will post public transit updates on its website. We encourage you to take advantage of the new York University Station subway access as the most direct option for getting to and from Seneca@York.

The Seneca Shuttle bus will continue to serve Seneca@York, but will likely be affected by traffic delays in the area. We encourage you to monitor our Campus Shuttle page for any changes to the schedule or pick-up and drop-off locations.

I have accessibility concerns about getting to campus during the strike. What can I do?

Wheel-Trans is still expected to travel onto campus during the strike.

If you are a student with a disability who requires further assistance, please contact Counselling and Accessibility Services.