As reported in The Toronto Star:
'York University has pulled the plug on negotiations in its ongoing strike and has used its right to force workers to vote on its latest offer – a move that could end the dispute, but not for at least seven more days.
In a surprise move yesterday, York officials left the bargaining table and announced the university was asking Ontario's minister of labour to organize a supervised vote on its latest offer, forcing the 3,340 striking teaching assistants, contract faculty and graduate assistants to make the decision – something employers are entitled to do only once during a round of bargaining.'
Wow. I may actually have classes again soon.
Hmmm. I haven't done a lot of reading or writing over the past two months. I've been kinda waiting to see if classes are going to start up again and what would happen if they do.
I've even been thinking about dropping the classes I was taking and starting again at a different University next fall because of the strike disruption. The only thing stopping me is the two papers and one presentation that I did before the strike started. I don't feel like re-doing the work.
I only need three credits to finish this degree. I was hoping to apply to start my masters next fall too.
But, I've lost my interest, I've lost my focus and I've lost my drive.
Please send chocolate, motivation and wine – red.