Queen’s University faculty union votes in favour of strike

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There may be a disruption to classes at Queen’s University in the new year if contract talks between the university and its faculty remain at a standstill.

Wednesday the Queen’s University Faculty Association, which represents professors at the school, voted 82 per cent in favour of a strike should negotiation with the university not become fruitful.

“We have had an excellent show of support for our bargaining team and the priorities that they are advancing on our behalf at the bargaining table,” said faculty association president Jordan Morelli.

Some 1,077 people cast a ballot in the vote after the faculty association walked away from mediation earlier in December.

Contract talks between Queen’s University and the union representing faculty, librarians and archivists are not going well, according to the union.

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The union says it’s disappointed by the university’s failure to meaningfully engage in discussions which began in June on the issues of enhancing job security and improving equity for its members.

Talks are scheduled to resume in January.

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