Strike over, Mount Allison classes resumed Monday

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The Mount Allison Faculty Association has been on strike since Jan. 27.

SACKVILLE, N.B. — Students at Mount Allison University were back in class on Monday, Feb. 17.

The university and the faculty association negotiating teams met with a provincially-appointed mediation officer on Saturday, Feb. 15 to work out the details of the transition back to class.

The parties had been attempting to reach new collective agreements for the full-time and part-time faculty since July. They have now agreed to resolve outstanding issues through binding arbitration, ending a strike that began Jan. 27.

“We are very happy that both our students and our faculty will be back in the classroom on Monday,” says Karen Grant, Mount Allison’s provost and vice-president academic and research. “We will now be working to ensure the integrity of the academic year.”

A revised academic schedule will be formulated and presented to the university Senate — a body made up of faculty, students and administrators — for approval by the end of the week.

Organizations: Mount Allison University

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