Arbitrator settles talks between Acadia, faculty union

CBC reports that arbitrator William Kaplan has settled contract talks involving a month-long faculty strike at Acadia University. Acadia faculty will receive two 1% raises per year over a three-year term. Citing the university‚Äôs fiscal situation, Kaplan decided in favour of Acadia maintaining its current 162 faculty and nine librarian positions, rather than returning to 182 and 10 respectively. Kaplan also proposed a memorandum of agreement requiring three hires each of Mi’kmaw and Indigenous candidates and of African Nova Scotian/Canadian candidates, alongside increasing health spending for courses. Acadia associate professor and faculty union president Erin Crandall said the union was pleased with the outcome. CBC| Note: Archived stories may contain dead links or be missing source links.