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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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Dalhousie Faculty Association gearing up for potential strike

Dalhousie University’s faculty is poised to strike. The Dalhousie Faculty Association and the university could enter into conciliation as soon as this month, if the faculty and board can’t reach an agreement. If an agreement isn’t reached, then the faculty association would be in a strike position within 14 days says Darren Abramson, president of…

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The DFA and collective bargaining

The recent breakdown in negotiations between the Dalhousie Faculty Association (DFA) and the administration may remind members why they unionized in the first place. A recent report from the DFA says the present situation is similar to the one prior to April 1978 when members voted to unionize. In 1977 negotiating problems with the administration…

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Dalhousie Faculty Association report poses budget discrepancies

The Dalhousie Faculty Association (DFA) recently released an update to their 2013 “Review of Dalhousie University Finances,” incorporating a new data release since their initial report. This report is an attempt from a perspective outside of the Dalhousie Administration to understand the nature of the budget and funding within the university.   Different from the…

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Library budget cuts somewhat explained

Books are returning to the “New Acquisitions” shelves at Dalhousie libraries, but the money for them is being redirected from unknown sources. Since September, confusion has surrounded this year’s library budget cuts. In short: new books are coming in again, journals are still facing cuts, and reports will be released by Dal librarians and administration…

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NSGEU strike averted

On March 21 the Nova Scotia Government and General Employees Union (NSGEU) Local 77 ratified a new contract with Dalhousie University administration, averting a strike and bringing months of contract negotiations to a close. NSGEU Local 77 represents over 800 library, Information Technology and administrative staff at Dal. 92 per cent of the members who…

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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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