Rector lifts UQTR lockout

May 18, 2018

Daniel McMahon, Rector of l’Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières, has lifted the 15-day lockout on the university’s teaching staff, reports La Presse. McMahon told Le Journal de Montréal that Québec Premier Phillipe Couillard and Minister of Higher Education Hélène David are committed to tabling back-to-work legislation if the two sides cannot reach an agreement by mid-June. Le Journal stated that negotiations hit a stumbling block over a clause in the previous Collective Agreement that required the university to hire 27 full-time faculty. La Presse adds that faculty workloads have also been a sticking point for the union. La Presse | Le Journal de Montréal