YRT transit avoids strike

Amid looming concerns York Region Transit (YRT) would go on strike at the stroke of midnight, approximately 200 YRT contract staff returned to work as usual Feb. 14.

Retrospective: Great York University Strikes

The York University Staff Association (YUSA), made up of 1,000 secretarial workers and library technicians, prepares to strike in the fall of 1978; they’re worried about administration contracting out their jobs, as well as the notion new technological advanc- es may make some of their work ‘obsolete.’ They also ask for a 10-percent wage increase, where the university offers four percent.