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‘Respectful’ negotiations stop a strike by Concordia University of Edmonton faculty

Alberta

Key takeaways: 

  • Four-year deal confirmed Saturday by 89 per cent of the membership.
  • Students at the Concordia University of Edmonton will be able to restart classes on Jan. 19. 

The negotiations done respectfully ended the strike: 

Classes will restart this week for students at the Concordia University of Edmonton after a pact was reached Saturday between the school and its striking faculty union.

The four-year collective contract was approved by 89 per cent of the membership, stated a statement from the Concordia University of Edmonton Faculty Association (CUEFA), the bargaining agent for 82 full-time professors, librarians, placement coordinators and lab instructors.

“This new agreement is a win for faculty, students and the community,” stated association president Glynis Price. “It will allow the university to recruit and retain excellent faculty and lays the foundation for a stronger learning environment.”  Source – cbc.ca

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Respectful negotiations end strike by Concordia University of Edmonton faculty

The strike, which started on Jan. 4, was a rather for faculty associations in Alberta and ended at the beginning of the winter term for almost 2,500 students.

Arrangements are being completed so that virtual classes will start on Wednesday, according to statements published Saturday from both the university and its faculty union. 

The two institutions are also “collaborating to mitigate the impacts of the delayed semester on CUE students,” added the announcement from CUE president and vice-chancellor Tim Loreman. Source – cbc.ca

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