Strikes continue at Acadia, ULethbridge, while UAlberta faculty start mediation

Faculty unions at Acadia University and the University of Lethbridge are continuing labour action, while a staff union at the University of Alberta has started mediation talks. At Acadia, faculty are hoping for progress as a provincially appointed conciliator has been meeting with the university. CBC reports that a group of students held a march to show support for the faculty association. The University of Lethbridge Faculty Association is continuing its negotiations with ULethbridge. The Lethbridge Herald says that ULethbridge will not consider co-management arrangements. The Association of Academic Staff of the University of Alberta (AASUA) has started formal mediation talks, but the bargaining team has said it does not want to force strike action. Athabasca University Labour Relations Professor Bob Barnetson explained to CBC that ongoing labour disputes and negotiation impasses in the province may be tied to 2019 Alberta legislation that allows the government to give directives on collective bargaining. CBC (Acadia)| Lethbridge Herald| CBC (ULethbridge)| CBC (UAlberta) Note: Archived stories may contain dead links or be missing source links.

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