The York University strike appears to be nearing an end, but the timing of any resolution remains unclear.

Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty will recall the provincial legislature to session at one o’clock tomorrow afternoon to take up back-to-work legislation aimed at ending the York University strike.

In a statement this morning, McGuinty said he had been advised by the strike mediator “that there is no reasonable prospect of a negotiated settlement between York University and CUPE Local 3903.” He is asking the legislature for unanimous consent to the measure, and is hoping to have classes resume “this week.”

2:14 pm Update: News outlets are reporting that if the legislature unanimously approves the bill tomorrow, classes could resume as soon as Monday. If any legislators vote against it, passage could take as much as two weeks.

3:05 pm Update: Initial responses to McGuinty’s action from York and CUPE are online.

3:08 pm Update: The Globe and Mail is reporting that the New Democratic Party will not agree to unanimous consent to the back-to-work legislation, delaying passage until “at least Wednesday.”

January 24 Update: Our coverage continues here.