uMontréal, UQAM still don't have back-to-class agreements with profs

July 25, 2012

Professors say a very worrisome situation is developing as the Université de Montréal and the Université du Québec à Montréal still have not finalized a deal with them, which could jeopardize the makeup classes planned for August. The situation promises to be tense, reports the Montreal Gazette, as professors say there won't be any classes without an agreement in place, while university officials say professors have a contractual obligation to be there no matter what. uMontréal professors have filed a grievance over the return to classes, arguing that the university unilaterally made decisions and gave directives that modified working conditions covered by the collective agreement. Both parties are in arbitration and some sort of agreement will be imposed. Montreal Gazette