UQTR professors locked out as union, university arrive at stalemate

May 3, 2018

L’Université du Québec à Trois Rivières has locked out 445 professors, according to Le journal de Montréal. UQTR Rector Daniel McMahon stated that the decision followed a stalemate between the union and the university that has been aggravated by a deficit of $10.7M for the 2017/18 academic year. Le journal adds that the current Collective Bargaining Agreement expired in May 2017, and that a conciliation officer from the Ministry of Labour could not help the union and the university reach a new agreement. A Ministry-appointed mediator has reportedly urged the two sides to arrive at a solution quickly. Journal de Montréal