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Thursday June 12th, 2014

Posted at 2:20am

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As talks continue between the University of Windsor and the Windsor University Faculty Association, the University announced that it will request a no-board report from the Ministry of Labour.

Both parties have jointly agreed to mediation, and the no-board report enables the conciliation officer to become a mediator in an effort to reach an agreement by the time the current contract expires on June 30th.

Over the next week, the Ministry of Labour will issue the no-board report to the University, specifying the date in which WUFA will be in a legal position to strike and the University will be in a legal lockout position.

A statement on the Windsor University Faculty Association’s website says that “The request for a No Board report comes at a time when we have been making significant progress on non-monetary issues, and haven’t yet begun discussing monetary issues. The WUFA negotiating team remains committed to continuing negotiations and will strive to negotiate a fair collective agreement.”

For its part, the University also say that they remain confident that an agreement can be reached.

Talks continue on Friday and will continue into the next two weeks with several days scheduled.

The Faculty Association represents more than 850 academic staff including faculty, librarians and sessional instructors.

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