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Update: DFA negotiations back on

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The Dalhousie Faculty Association (DFA) and Dal admin will be back in negotiations this week, almost two weeks after the last failed conciliation meeting. Karen Janigan, communications officer for the DFA, said today that although she did not know exact dates, the DFA will be returning to the table. “We look forward to reaching an…

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Let the waiting begin

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More than a week after conciliation between the Dalhousie Faculty Association (DFA) and Dal administration came to a close, the conciliator has filed his report. On March 10 the DFA will legally be able to strike. The DFA and administration will continue negotiating in the weeks before that date. At the time of print no…

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One step closer, but strike not imminent

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Don’t trust anyone who says a Dal faculty strike is official. It’s not. The final conciliation meeting between the Dalhousie Faculty Association (DFA) and Dal administration ended Feb. 15 without an agreement. The next step is for the conciliator to file his report with the Department of Labour and Advanced Education. Two weeks after the report is filed,…

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Will love save the DFA?

Gordo Fraser. Photo by Clark Jang.

In a special Valentine’s Day gesture, students poured their hearts out to the Dalhousie administration, putting their thoughts about the potential Dalhousie Faculty Association strike on paper—or rather, on a valentine. Putting a new spin on an age-old tradition, students gathered in the Killam Library atrium to write personalized Valentine’s Day cards that were to…

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10 ways to prepare for a strike…

Class photo by Calum Agnew.

With the Dalhousie Faculty Association putting pressure on Dal’s administration by issuing a strike vote, it’s time for students to think about the serious possibility of a strike. 1. Write to the Dalhousie administration about how this strike is affecting you. The reason the Dal Faculty Association would go on strike is to pressure the administration. By adding pressure…

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First day of voting done

About 400 Dalhousie staff members heard the report of the Dal Faculty Administration’s chief negotiator at Ondaatje Hall Monday night before taking a strike vote. This just days ahead of the final conciliation meeting set for Feb.15. There has been some progress. After almost a year of negotiations, and a difficult conciliation process, the administration and the DFA…

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Let’s talk pension, says DFA

Stewart calls students to action. Photo by Torey Ellis.

Students need to start taking a role in Dalhousie’s strike negotiations, says Anthony Stewart, president of the Dalhousie Faculty Association (DFA). Stewart took what he calls the “extraordinary” step of calling a press conference on Feb. 10, in the middle of conciliations, in order to pressure the university’s negotiating team to mandate that they can speak about monetary…

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