I have a few friends who attend York University and two of them asked me about getting refunds for their transit passes.
Both of them travel to York University using GO Transit and pay for a student monthly pass.
I called GO Transit to inquire about refunds for students affected by the school’s recent CUPE strike.
Jessica Kosmack, a spokesperson for GO Transit, tells me that all students and faculty from York University can apply for a refund at any GO station or ticket agency. GO normally charges a 15 per cent administration fee for pro-rated refunds. This fee is waived for York students and faculty during the labour disruption.
GO service to York University is respecting the picket lines in place (GO drivers are unionized) and buses are relocated to Steeles near the university instead of in the centre of the campus.
If the strike continues on Monday, GO Transit will be decreased trips on its popular 407 bus service to York University. GO Transit will be posting the changes on its website tomorrow.
Students at other colleges and universities served by buses originating or destined for York University may be affected by decreased service. GO Transit will be updating its website tomorrow with the changes.
Have a question, need an answer?
York University is providing students with a FAQ list here: http://www.registrar.yorku.ca/disruption/
CUPE 3903 is updating their information online at: www.3903strike.ca and their primary website is: www.cupe3903.tao.ca
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