VIU faculty strike ends

April 11, 2011

Vancouver Island University and its faculty association reached a settlement Sunday, ending a month-long strike and allowing classes to resume today. VIU and the association negotiated throughout the weekend, aiming to reach an agreement before the end of Monday, a deadline the institution had set before they start granting students refunds on request. The semester will be completed by April 29, and the summer term is to run as scheduled. Outstanding issues pertaining to budgetary constraints and processes to deal with program closures will be mediated in the weeks ahead. VIU advisory | Globe and Mail | Vancouver Sun