Part time profs at Wilfrid Laurier begin strike - Macleans.ca

Part time profs at Wilfrid Laurier begin strike

Affect on student exams unknown at this point

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More than 350 part-time professors at Wilfrid Laurier University campuses in Brantford and Waterloo are on strike.

Picket lines began going up after 6 a.m. after all-night negotiations failed to achieve a settlement. The university’s part-time instructors, librarians, and teaching assistants voted 89 per cent in favour of a strike in ballots cast last week.

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Their chief negotiator, Herbert Pimlott, says the university has failed to address the key issues of wages and job security. It is not yet known yet how the walkout might affect students, who are scheduled to start exams on April 9.

No date or time has been established for a resumption of talks.

-with a report from CP