Aca­dia fac­ulty as­so­ci­a­tion sets strike dead­line

The News (New Glasgow) - - ATLANTIC -

WOLFVILLE — Hun­dreds of pro­fes­sors and other staff at Aca­dia Univer­sity could hit the picket line in two weeks.

The Aca­dia Univer­sity Fac­ulty As­so­ci­a­tion says it has set a Nov. 27 strike dead­line af­ter months of try­ing to ne­go­ti­ate a new col­lec­tive agree­ment with the Wolfville school.

Ne­go­ti­a­tions be­gan in late March and the as­so­ci­a­tion says they reached an im­passe in June.

Con­cil­i­a­tion talks in Septem­ber stalled on the first day and as­so­ci­a­tion mem­bers sub­se­quently voted 81 per cent in favour of strike ac­tion. The as­so­ci­a­tion says Aca­dia’s board failed to ad­dress any of the ma­jor is­sues in an­other round of con­cil­i­a­tion last week in­clud­ing restor­ing full-time fac­ulty po­si­tions, ad­dress­ing pay eq­uity, and bring­ing salaries in line with re­gional av­er­ages. The as­so­ci­a­tion rep­re­sents 331 full­time and part-time pro­fes­sors, in­struc­tors, li­brar­i­ans, and ar­chiv­ists.

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