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CAUT Bulletin Archives

March 2008

Tentative Deal at Guelph

A tentative settlement has been reached between the University of Guelph and the University of Guelph Faculty Association on a first collective agreement for 826 campus faculty, librarians and veterinarians.

The settlement, announced March 13 after six days of mediation, follows more than a year of negotiations and a February membership vote on a 30-day deadline to get a contract or call a strike.

“We believe it’s a good offer,” said union president Glen Filson. “It addresses our number one issue — compensation and significantly entrenches faculty rights.”

Further details are being withheld pending ratification.

UGFA was certified as a union in August 2006.