Students at Brock University went to class as usual this morning, after a strike by teaching assistants and part-time instructors was narrowly averted. A tentative deal was reached between the university and CUPE 4207 two hours after the 12:01 am Monday deadline, according to a statement on the Brock website. Details surrounding the new collective agreement will not be made public until the union’s members have had a chance to vote on it. The dispute was partially centred on placing caps on student enrolment in seminars and salaries. The union was given a strike mandate in January when 80 per cent of its members voted to endorse job action.
Photo: Staff at the Brock Press stage mock picket line, by Bethany Scholl, courtesy of the Brock Press.