Five months of talks included the threat of a union strike.
Nipissing University Faculty Association says it has ironed out a new collective agreement with university administrators for the 180 members of the full-time academic staff bargaining unit.
The agreement reached Aug. 21, and approved at a recent membership meeting, ended talks that began in March and continued after the old three-year contract expired April 30.
While details of the new agreement are not yet being released, NUFA president Gyllian Phillips said issues that had been sticking points during negotiations included language on academic freedom, tenure and promotion, duties and compensation for department chairs, pension, workload, sabbatical leaves and salaries.
The bargaining process recessed in June and spurred the union to call for a strike vote mandate from members to support the bargaining committee in negotiations with the employer.