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CAUT Bulletin Archives

December 2008

NSCAD Union Votes 97% for Strike

Walkout could begin this month

Nova Scotia College of Art and Design technical and educational resource personnel could walk off the job later this month, after 97 per cent of the union’s membership voted in a strike referendum ballot Dec. 2.

NSCAD faculty union president Jane Milton said negotiations for the 33-member bargaining unit are continuing, but the parties remain far apart on salaries, health and safety issues and the status of recur­rent sessionals who are denied ben­­efits because they are laid off for three months every year.

The unit’s previous contract was a three-year deal that expired June 30, 2007.