Nipissing professors approve strike mandate

November 2, 2009

Last week, faculty at Nipissing University voted 95.8% in favour of a strike mandate. The university's faculty association is bargaining for an academic workload that ensures student-centred teaching and research is maintained, and a working environment conducive to recruiting and retaining qualified professors. Faculty also want to ensure that full-time positions are maintained. The association and Nipissing will be in a legal strike/lockout position by November 9, but the association has not made a final decision on a deadline for negotiations. North Bay Nugget

Postscript: Nov 10, 2009
Following a negotiation session on Sunday, Nipissing University and its full-time faculty reached a tentative settlement. The settlement is expected to be ratified over the coming weeks. Nipissing News Release