Professors at the University of Western Ontario could be on strike as early as Nov 3. The faculty association announced the deadline late last week after the Ontario minister of labour filed a no-board report, meaning a settlement could not be reached with the university. Under Ontario labour laws, a 17 day cooling period is required before a union is in a legal position to strike. The report was filed on Oct 17, and the earliest faculty could strike would be Nov 3. There are five negotiating meetings between the university and the faculty association between now and then.
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