Talks between Wilfrid Laurier University and its striking support workers resumed Sept. 26 after a provincial mediator suspended negotiations. The 400 striking workers, members of the WLU Staff Association have been on strike since Sept. 16. At issue are provisions covering contracting out, hours of work, job security and benefits.
The agreement to start bargaining again followed an exploratory meeting involving Wilfrid Laurier University Faculty Association members and WLU president Bob Rosehart. WLUFA has donated $100,000 to the striking support workers so far.