Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Strike Averted for Faculty Members at Acadia University in Nova Scotia

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Strike Averted for Faculty Members at Acadia University in Nova Scotia

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Tentative deal reached at Acadia University

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WOLFVILLE, N.S. - Faculty members at Acadia University in Nova Scotia have avoided a strike after a tentative, last-minute deal was reached with the school's board of governors early Monday.

Rachel Brickner, spokeswoman for the faculty association, said the two sides had been meeting since early Sunday, only producing a tentative agreement at 6 a.m.

She could not reveal any details about the contract since it has not yet been ratified by faculty members or the board. Brickner said she didn't know when the deal would be voted on.

Brickner said key issues for faculty involved the number of tenure-track positions, salary increases, pay equity and a commitment to raise funds for a child-care centre on campus.

She said the faculty had agreed in previous contracts to suspend the tenure-track positions, which have since fallen to about 150. …

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