Thursday, March 6, 2014
Employees at the Okanagan Regional Library who are represented by the Canadian Union of Public Employees have a new four-year contract, while other employees who are represented by the Professional Employees Association have a new three-year contract. Both contracts include wage increases and improvements to benefits.
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Faculty and librarians at the University of Illinois-Chicago were joined by students on the picket lines today as they began a two-day strike. Union members have been without a contract since becoming certified in 2012 and are proposing changes to the salary structure for both tenure and non-tenure track faculty. The union and the university administrations are scheduled to meet on Friday.
Monday, February 17, 2014
The three-week strike at Mount Allison University has ended and teachers and students are back in the classroom today. Over the weekend the Mount Allison Faculty Association and the university administration met with a provincial mediator and have agreed to have outstanding issues settled by binding arbitration.
Saturday, February 15, 2014
Staff at Nelson Public Library, members of CUPE Local 339, have ratified a new contract with the city after nearly a year and a half of negotiations. The contract includes retroactive pay increases and improved benefits.
Monday, February 10, 2014
Workers at universities across the UK are on strike once again today. While the majority of the workers involved are participating in a two-hour strike, workers at eleven institutions are striking for a full day due to a decision by administration to dock a full day's pay for anyone participating in the two hour strike. This is the sixth short-term strike that members of University and College Union have been involved in since October. Administration continues to assert that the series of strikes have had "little or no impact" on the institutions involved.
Thursday, February 6, 2014
The University of Winnipeg Faculty Association has set a strike deadline of February 24 after members voted strongly in favour of strike action. Mediation is expected to begin today in negotiations between the union and university administration.
Workers at universities across the UK are striking today, the third time members of Unison, Unite, University and College Union, and Educational Institute of Scotland have participated in coordinated strike action. Administration at some of the institutions continue to contend that that there is little support for the strike action.