NOSM U, TRU reach tentative agreements with unions, cégeps reduce hours for provincial strike 


Labour negotiations on and around several Canadian campuses have appeared in the news recently. NOSM University reached a tentative agreement with OPSEU Local 677, averting a possible strike. The agreement—which OPSEU says has “significant improvements and no concessions”—is subject to ratification and must also be approved by the board. Thompson Rivers University also reached a tentative agreement with the TRU Open Learning Faculty Association, which represents approximately 290 TRU faculty members. Québec public sector workers from four unions—represented by the Front commun—held a one-day strike on Monday over contract negotiations. Cégeps across Quebec were closed until noon, and representatives from the four unions stated that there will be a three-day strike later this month if a deal is not reached.

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