SJU faculty pursue union formation

March 26, 2009

Some faculty at St. Jerome's University, affiliated with the University of Waterloo, are pursuing a union drive. Professors are pursuing union formation over what they consider the recent "introduction of a top-down management system in which faculty are essentially cut out of negotiations around what kind of university we are going to be." The faculty association has asked the Ontario Labour Relations Board to hold a secret-ballot vote, which could take place early next week. Last month, the majority of faculty voted non-confidence in the school's president. Waterloo Region Record