Classes Resume at UNBC as Faculty Labour Dispute Continues

John Crawford
12/02/2019

The University of Northern BC will convene a special meeting of its Senate Monday afternoon at 3:30pm, to consider removal of the Exam Period and alternate arrangements for the evaluation and completion of courses and academic requirements for the September semester. 

The university is in the midst of a strike by members of the faculty association, which began nearly a month ago.

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[PHOTO:  UNBC Faculty pickets at Terrace Campus -- November 2019]

The professors announced on Friday they were returning to the classrooms today so that the semester can be completed -- but at the same time, they filed a complaint of bad-faith bargaining against the university's administration with the Labour Relations Board.

Last week, the province appointed special mediator Trevor Sones to try to help the sides reach an agreement, but he has suspended bargaining while the LRB hears the association's complaint. 
 

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