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McMaster Librarians vote 100% in favor of a strike

With a high voter turnout, academic librarians at McMaster University have voted 100% in favor of striking if they are unable to reach a fair and reasonable settlement with the administration.

“This strike vote shows the members’ overwhelming support for their Bargaining Team and their determination to reach a fair agreement soon,” said Laura Banfield, President of the McMaster University Academic Librarians' Association (MUALA) in a press release.

Banfield says talks have stalled over the employer’s attempt to weaken professional and academic rights of the University’s librarians.

The two parties began conciliation on October 14, 2015.

For more information, visit www.muala.ca.


Media contact:

Angela Regnier, Communications Officer, Canadian Association of University Teachers; 613-726-5186 (o); 613-601-6304 (cell)