Notice to the York Community: Aramark food service employees on strike

Aramark is contracted by York University to provide food service at 12 locations on the Keele campus. Unite Here Local 75, the union representing employees of Aramark at these locations, will commence a strike action Thursday, Feb. 16, which will impact these locations.

York University respects the collective bargaining process which is currently underway between Aramark and Unite Here. As York is not part of these private and confidential negotiations, the University is not involved in the bargaining process.

Potential Impact

University Operations
The University will continue to be open with all classes and other campus activities scheduled as usual. However, you may encounter picketing at campus entrances, so please allow additional commuting time.  If you are approaching a picket line, please treat those picketing with respect and think about safety at all times.

If you experience problems crossing a picket line, please contact Security Services at 416-736-5333.

In addition, this strike action by Aramark employees could impact public transit providers (TTC, GO, YRT/VIVA and ZUM) bus schedules and regular bus stops. Currently, all transit providers intend to maintain regular service to the Keele campus.

The University will communicate any changes in service as quickly as possible to the community via email and social media.

More detailed transit information can be found here.

Food Services
To see which food service outlets will be open, follow the link below.

More food service information and FAQs can be found here.

Updates will be posted here as necessary and will also be posted on York’s official Twitter and Facebook accounts and campus LCD screens.