Striking faculty sues VIU -

Striking faculty sues VIU

Administration accused of defaming union


Vancouver Island University is being sued for allegedly defaming faculty who have been on strike since March 10. According to a report by the Nanaimo Daily News, the VIU Faculty Association claims that the administration purchased advertisements in local newspapers that misrepresented the union’s bargaining position, and that were “false and defamatory.” University spokeswomen Toni O’Keeffe said the university is “disappointed” by the union’s “new approach” to negotiations. The two sides have not met at the bargaining table since talks broke down March 19.

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