UNBC students will soon be back in the classroom…for the time being.
There is a break in the strike by UNBC Faculty Association members as the university administration applies to the Labour Relations Board for a specialized process.
UNBC President Daniel Weeks says the process allows the suspension of strike activity for two parties that are unable to reach a first collective agreement through negotiations.
Weeks says he’s hopeful that the LRB process will lead to a negotiated settlement without further job action.
However, if it fails, instructors will be able to resume the strike.
Classes are cancelled for March 19th, but UNBC expects classes to be back in session soon.
The UNBC Faculty Association has been on the picket line since March 5th with wages the central sticking point in the dispute.