Canada: University teachers vote to strike

Canada: University teachers vote to strike

An overwhelming majority of teachers l'Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières (UQRT) voted in favour of strike action in support of demands for increased staffing and wages.

Over half of UQTR's teachers participated in the vote, only 25% are needed for the vote to count as legitimate. With many teachers on sabbatical or working at other campuses the turnout was considered by the union to be ver encouraging.

83.4% of teachers voted for a five-day strike action to begin in January. Negotiations are currently on-going. The main demands are for the hiring of new teachers to ease staffing shortages; for a reaonable salary increase and for wages to be equal in the city and the provinces.

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jef costello
Dec 10 2007 13:36

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