UCalgary faculty’s relationship with university should not be “unnecessarily disturbed,” writes professor

October 13, 2016

The Alberta Government should seriously reconsider its proposal to transfer the University of Calgary’s faculty bargaining unit from governance under the province’s Post-Secondary Learning Act to the Labour Act, writes Barry Cooper for the Calgary Herald. The UCalgary Political Science Professor notes that a minor amendment to the province’s Post-Secondary Learning Act could fulfill the same goals cited by the province as justification for the proposed change. “After 35 years of more or less harmonious relations between the association and the university administration, a complex web of protocols, traditions and agreements has developed that would be unnecessarily disturbed,” Cooper argues, concluding with a discussion of the different contexts in which public and private sector unions operate. Calgary Herald