University of Sudbury professors walk the picket line outside the campus on August 18. [Marg Seregelyi / Northern Life]
The academic staff union at the University of Sudbury reached a tentative agreement with the administration Aug. 26, nine days into a strike.
In a news release Aug. 18, the union said UofS faculty voted overwhelmingly to go on strike after talks over salaries and teaching load improvements broke down and following a notice sent by the university president to each union member announcing that the collective agreement was no longer in force, but that they were free to sign individual contracts with the university.
Details of the deal were not available at press time, but union president James Ketchen said he’s pleased “the bargaining team has a tentative agreement that they can recommend for ratification
before the beginning of the fall term.”