More information – this comes from Jacqueline Holler, President of the Faculty Association:
UNBC administration has made an application under Section 55 of the Labour Relations Code of British Columbia.
Section 55 of the Labour Code applies only to first collective agreements. It permits the appointment of a mediator or arbitrator. Once Section 55 has been applied for by either party to a labour dispute, the union shall cease strike action.
Therefore, the Faculty Association job action is at an end. All picketing is cancelled. Please watch for updates from the UNBC administration. While classes are cancelled for tomorrow, our understanding is that you may report to work.
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