Media Coverage – Negotiations

Concordia part-time faculty association votes for unlimited strike mandate – News in Brief — November 12, 2012

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Standing Shoulder to Shoulder
The Link — Published November 6, 2012


It’s a six-letter word every Montreal undergrad has become familiar with, whether it sparks memories of the social tidal wave that flooded our streets for months, or members of the McGill University Non-Academic Certified Association marching outside their employers’ stone gates.

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Graphic: Paku Daoust-Cloutier

Concordia University facing storm clouds on the labour front
By Karen Seidman, GAZETTE universities reporter November 5, 2012

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Concordia Part-Time Faculty Contemplates Strike Mandate
Riley Sparks — Published October 30, 2012

Determined to avoid a repeat of their last round of contract negotiations, which ended after seven years of deadlocked discussions, Concordia’s part-time faculty union will vote this Sunday on whether to adopt an unlimited strike mandate.

“We really haven’t made too much progress at the table, which is unfortunate,” said David Douglas, chair of communications and a member of the bargaining team for the Concordia University Part-Time Faculty Association.

CUPFA’s collective agreement, which was signed after the union began rotating strikes in their sixth year of negotiations, expired at the end of August.

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