Faculty members at Acadia, ULethbridge come closer to striking

January 24, 2022
The faculty unions at Acadia University and the University of Lethbridge have come closer to striking. The Acadia University Faculty Association (AUFA) says that an impasse was declared, which started a 14-day countdown to a possible strike or lockout. 94% of the members who took part in the strike vote authorized a strike. The University of Lethbridge Faculty Association (ULFA) has withdrawn from mediation, and will enter a 14-day “cooling off” period after which they can strike or ULethbridge can hold a lockout vote. “We’re totally open to not having to have a strike, but I should say that given the severity of the issues and the disrespectfully slow pace of negotiations, we’re not afraid to go on strike,” said UFLA President Daniel O’Donnell. CBC (AUFA) | Lethbridge Herald (UFLA) (NS | AB)