UQO professors threaten to hold strike day

January 15, 2018

Professors at the Université du Québec en Outaouais are threatening to hold a strike on January 17 if an agreement is not reached on their employment contract. Union President Louise Briand explained that their demands include pay equity with equivalent universities in the Université du Québec network and the increased recruitment and retention of local professors. Journal de Montréal reports that the union members have been without a contract since May 2015, and that they gave the first strike mandate in their union's history last December. Journal de Montréal