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DFA reaches tentative deal with university

UPDATE: The tentative agreement has been ratified by the DFA and the BoG Dalhousie University and its faculty association have reached a tentative agreement to avoid a potential faculty strike. The two sides agreed on the tentative deal after three sessions of conciliation, which were mediated by the province. “I’m very pleased that we’ve reached a…

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University administrators overpaid: ANSUT

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With tuition fees rising at universities across Nova Scotia this year, one might expect the administration and faculty to cut back as well. However, a report released this week by the Association of Nova Scotia University Teachers (ANSUT) shows that salaries being paid to higher-tier administrative positions in the province have been rising consistently over…

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Strike scare just about over

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Dalhousie administration and the Dal Faculty Association (DFA) may have come to a tentative agreement, but there are still a few steps to be taken. Karen Janigan, communications officer for the DFA, said the association’s ratification vote will take place March 15, 16 and 19. The DFA executive recommended the members accept the tentative agreement,…

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Strike averted for now

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Classes are on for Monday, the Dalhousie Faculty Association (DFA) and Dal administration announced today. The two sides reached a tentative agreement March 11 after four consecutive days of conciliation. The agreement still needs to be approved by the Board of Governors and by a general meeting of the DFA. The dates for the votes…

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Information deficit in DFA negotiations

When the administration’s blog sounds like only half the story and the Dalhousie Faculty Association (DFA) seems to be silent in comparison, what can students believe? That difference is due largely to resources: the administration has a communications team of 23 employees, three of whom are working on negotiating updates, while the DFA has one…

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DFA negotiations: Thursday in review

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The biggest issue of the Dalhousie faculty collective agreement negotiations could be taken off the table, possibly making a faculty strike unnecessary. The government of Nova Scotia decided today to grant Dalhousie full and permanent solvency relief without requiring the university’s pension plan to switch to a jointly sponsored pension plan (JSPP). The switch in…

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Breaking: Strike may be averted

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The government of Nova Scotia has decided to grant Dalhousie full and permanent solvency relief without requiring the university’s pension plan to switch to a jointly sponsored plan (JSPP). The switch in pension plan governance and the possibility of making payments of up to $50 million per year has been the main issue of negotiations…

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Students ask to join the table

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In an informal get-together over lunch Feb. 27, the Dalhousie Faculty Association invited students representing active student groups on campus to ask questions about the collective bargaining process and pending strike. Students responded to the invitation by suggesting an idea of their own: Jamie Arron, the current DSU VP (student life), proposed having a student…

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DFA negotiations scheduled

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Two more meetings are scheduled between the Dalhousie Faculty Association (DFA) and Dal administration for the end of this week, announced Dal administration today. Charles Crosby, spokesperson for Dal administration, said in an email Feb. 27 he’s pleased the DFA is coming back to the table. “As we’ve been saying, if we are going to…

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Junk mail

In these dark and uncertain times, a “hallelujah” drops from my lips each time I read a strike update from our Board of Governors. Concise, upbeat and containing just the right amount of sass, they continue to brighten and enlighten this political wasteland. Just kidding. The regular emails sent out by the Board of Governors…

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