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Dalhousie Faculty Association ratifies new collective agreement

Members of the Dalhousie Faculty Association (DFA) have voted overwhelmingly for a tentative agreement reached earlier this month, with 93.7% of ballots cast in favour of the deal.

The new agreement includes salary increases of 3% for 2022 and 2.5% for each of 2023 and 2024. It also contains wage adjustments of $1750 to $3750, depending on rank.

The DFA represents more than 1,000 professors, instructors, librarians and professional counsellors at Dalhousie University.

After negotiations throughout the fall, the two sides were far apart on several issues, including salary, resulting in the DFA filing for conciliation. The association was supported by a strong strike mandate of 92.2% if a satisfactory deal couldn’t be reached at the bargaining table.

Conciliation took place January 4 and 5, 2023, and was successful in producing a tentative agreement.