November 26, 2015 - 2:30 PM
KAMLOOPS – After 45 minutes of bargaining, it appears Thompson Rivers University has staved off a strike for another week.
The university’s faculty association met with the school's administration on Wednesday, Nov. 24 and the talks were described by the association as "respectful" leaving them with the opinion an agreement could be reached.
According to the university’s website, the bargaining teams have agreed to several items including new language on terms and conditions, adding more needs to be done before a new five-year deal can be reached.
The association is asking the university to engage in "productive bargaining," reminding the administration the faculty is fully prepared to strike.
The Thompson Rivers University Faculty Association received a strike mandate from their members Nov. 20. Should the association take strike action, they are required to inform the university 72 hours in advance.
The university does not anticipate the final fall exam schedule to be disrupted and assures students it has a contingency plan in place. If a strike happens, students will be notified immediately and provided updates through myTRU email, the university’s website and social media.
Talks are set to resume on Dec. 1.
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