Three postsecondary institutions in Ontario recently reached agreements with their faculty unions. Western University and its faculty union averted a strike after reaching a tentative agreement just before the strike deadline. The union will hold a ratification vote on the agreement in the near future. The University of Guelph and the University of Guelph Faculty Association have also reached a tentative agreement with assistance from an external mediator that has yet to be ratified by both parties. St Jerome’s University and its contract academic staff have signed a renewal collective agreement, which will be in place for three years. The agreement includes annual 1% increases to course stipends for Contract Academic Staff and clarifications regarding working conditions, seniority, and benefits. London Free Press (Western)| Global News (Western)| CTV News (UofGuelph)| SJU Note: Archived stories may contain dead links or be missing source links.