Canadian sessionals settle their contract dispute

Teaching assistants and lecturers at the University of Guelph voted recently to ratify a new three-year contract. A tentative agreement was reached between the Canadian Union of Public Employees local 3913 and the university, with the assistance of a mediator. Toni Xerri, chief negotiator for the union, which represents more than 1,000 teaching assistants, non-tenure track lecturers and graduate service assistants who perform jobs such as lab work, said the agreement had been ratified by the members. He would not elaborate on the percentage of the ratification vote. “I was committed to recommending it,” Xerri said of the contract. The […]
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