QC Minister “extremely disappointed” by UQTR lockout

May 16, 2018

The ongoing lockout of 440 teachers at Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières has continued in spite of an ultimatum by Minister of Higher Education Hélène David, reports the Montreal Gazette. The Syndicat des professeurs de l’UQTR reportedly concluded that they could not extend their collective agreement and asked instead to continue negotiations with appointed mediator Gilles Lachance. The Gazette states that UQTR administration imposed a list of conditions in response to the union’s request to end the lockout. Faculty workloads and the number of available positions are said to be the union’s biggest concerns. Montreal GazetteLa Presse