After two days of mediation, the Algoma University Faculty Association (AUFA) and Algoma University have not been able to reach an agreement for the university’s part-time contract faculty.
This failure to reach an agreement means that mediation scheduled between the faculty association and the university on Tuesday, February 28 may be the last chance to avoid a strike.
While the faculty association acknowledges that progress was made, they are disappointed that they could not reach an agreement. They remain committed to reaching a fair deal with the university next Tuesday.
“The last thing that part-time contract faculty want to do is walk off the job,” said Deborah Woodman, spokesperson for AUFA Executive. “But the reality is that, unless the university administration is willing to address our remaining concerns, a strike is imminent.”
Part-time contract faculty at Algoma will be in a legal position to strike as of Saturday, March 4th, 2017.