A Student’s Guide to the Strike Deadline

Information from the Acadia University Faculty Association
(Use to peruse faculty demands and concrete statistics behind their strike vote)
http://www.acadiafaculty.ca/blog/acadia
http://www.acadiafaculty.ca/blog/strong-strike-mandate-from-acadia-faculty
Support the AUFA?
Check out their Facebook page:
https://www.facebook.com/supportaufa/
Sign the petition on their Facebook page if your are Acadia Alumni (and support the AUFA)!
Information from the Acadia Board of Governors
(Not much information has been released by the Board of Governors)

Information from The Athenaeum
(Based on information released by both sides at the time. Demands and circumstances may have changed)
http://theath.ca/features/strike-vote-weaker-expected/
https://theath.ca/news/dear-acadia-please-not-strike/
https://theath.ca/features/we-pay-to-learn/

 

Information from other news sources:

Build-up to strike:
http://theath.ca/editorials/dr-peter-ricketts-acadia-funding-crisis-scotian-charm-free-speech/
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/acadia-university-government-funding-education-bailout-1.4226906
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/acadia-university-bailout-funding-public-accounts-government-1.4224525
Pre-strike period:
http://www.thevanguard.ca/news/acadia-faculty-union-announces-strike-deadline-of-nov-27-161964/
http://thechronicleherald.ca/node/1515374
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/acadia-university-labour-negotiations-contract-staff-professors-strike-1.4401334
http://theasu.ca/collective-bargaining-2017/
The memes have been fun, and they will continue. But it is important to remember at the end of the day that there’s humans on every side of this contentious issue. Faculty push for stable employment and an increase in wages to match regional averages, the Board of Governors fears that damaging the finances at this point in time will stagnate our increasing enrollment rates, and the students are increasingly annoyed at the lack of information provided by either sides.

Attacking someone for taking a differing side in this issue does nothing. Educate yourself, form your own opinion, look at a diverse set of information, and deal with the strike in your own way.

 

Cheers,
Sid Kondapuram
Editor-in-Chief, The Athenaeum

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