Students hope for resolution in strike

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As negotiations between Mount Allison and its faculty union got back under way today, more than two dozen students joined together in a solid show of support for a resolution to the strike, now in its second week, so they can return to class and their education. As part of a silent and peaceful demonstration, the students came out and set themselves up this afternoon at one of several tables in front of the student centre on York Street to study or do some reading. The intent of the demonstration, which was organized by the Mount Alison Students’ Union and the Drama Studies Society, was to show that although students obviously have a stake in the ongoing negotiations, they have no voice at the table. And they have no choice but to teach themselves and study independently during the ongoing strike.

Organizations: Drama Studies Society

Geographic location: Mount Allison, York Street

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  • Joanna Calder
    February 09, 2014 - 20:53

    My son is in second year. He is struggling to keep up with his course work but without professors' input, it is becoming increasingly difficult. And now the faculty has refused binding arbitration which makes me question the professors' commitment to education. If the UNB example holds, the students will potentially lose their reading week - for which our family has already made a financial commitment. It is past time that faculty and administration brought this to an end.

  • William Pender
    February 06, 2014 - 21:24

    My granddaughter is a second year student at Mount Allison University and in residence. She does not appreciate not being able to have the regular lectures and laboratory sessions for which she has paid the fees in advance!