Strike continues at Nipissing University

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Full-time faculty at Nipissing are continuing their strike for fair pay, improved governance processes, and protections for faculty complement at the university.

The Nipissing University Faculty Association (NUFA) has received overwhelming support from their colleagues across Canada and from their local community. Representatives from many faculty associations and local unions have joined NUFA members on the pocket line. A large number of students have also shown their support, with a group staging a sit-in at the President’s office in support of striking professors.

On Tuesday, November 10th, NUFA President Susan Srigley visited Nipissing’s Brantford campus to march with members at that location. The Brantford campus has been slated for closure, without any consultation with faculty or students.

NUFA is currently running a letter writing campaign to urge the Nipissing Board of Governors to intervene and send the administration back to the bargaining table with a mandate to negotiate a fair settlement. If you would like to write a letter, NUFA has posted some instructions on its Facebook page. The Board of Governors is attempting to block email messages about the strike, so customized letters are needed to defeat the blocking software.

For the latest news about the strike, please visit www.nufastrike.ca.

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