The union representing full-time faculty at Nipissing University has announced today that its members are on legal strike.
In a press release, the Nipissing University Faculty Association announced that it has been trying to reach a fair settlement with the employer, but they remain far apart on key issues.
“Our members gave us an overwhelmingly clear mandate that they wanted an agreement that gives our members a fair say and a fair pay. The employer refuses to hear that message,” said NUFA president Susan Srigley.
Outstanding issues are related to meaningful faculty participation in governance, maintaining faculty complement, and fair compensation.
“In recent years, faculty positions at Nipissing have been eliminated and compensation has fallen behind other comparable universities,” said Robin Vose, president of the Canadian Association of University Teachers. “On behalf of academic staff across the country, we extend solidarity in support of NUFA’s reasonable and responsible demands to protect job stability and promote quality education in North Bay.”
Letters of support can be sent to www.nufastrike.ca. Follow NUFA’s updates on twitter at @nufaoffice.
Angela Regnier, Communications Officer, Canadian Association of University Teachers; 613-726-5186 (o); 613-601-6304 (cell)