- The university and faculty union have decided to go on with compulsory arbitration.
- Faculty at Université Sainte-Anne in Church Point, N.S., had been on strike and walking the picket line since March 3.
Classes will restart Monday at Nova Scotia’s only French-language post-secondary academy after a seven-week strike by teachers and librarians terminates.
A press release on the Université Sainte-Anne website on Thursday said following a triumphant mediation, the university, and the faculty union — the APPBUSA — decided to go on with compulsory arbitration.
On Friday, an email sent to the university community stated the university’s board of governors agreed to add a week of classes to the winter term. The faculty had been on strike at the Church Point University since March 3.
The union stated it was aiming for pay equity with teachers in English-speaking institutions. It was also urging their workload to be rebalanced to satisfy the needs of a new strategic plan declared by the university.
Source – cbc.ca