Langara College faculty are refusing to submit students’ final grades as part of a bargaining tactic to put pressure on the administration over salaries and benefits. In a statement from the bargaining team and posted to the Langara Faculty Association website on Friday, the move was in response to stalled negotiations. “Bargaining is still going nowhere and we have heard nothing from the college to encourage us that any movement is forthcoming,” the statement read.
Yesterday, the bargaining team advised faculty that while they shouldn’t be officially submitting final grades to the college, they could still tell their students what marks they earned. The deadline for final submission of grades is not until April 26. Langara Faculty had threatened to strike last month, and even issued a 72-hour deadline to the college, but the only action taken prior to withholding grades has been an information session. For students who have questions or concerns regarding their grades, the faculty association is directing them to the Langara administration.