Created 4 November 2019 15:11
CUFA BC sent the following letter to UNBC Board of Governors on November 4, 2019:
Dr. Dan Weeks, President
Ms C.E. Lee Ongman, Board Chair
Dr. Joseph Gosnell, Sr., Chancellor
University of Northern British Columbia
The Confederation of University Faculty Associations of British Columbia (CUFA BC) stands in solidarity with the University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC) Faculty Association following their 72 hours’ strike notice to the UNBC Board of Governors on November 4, 2019.
We are disappointed that bargaining has reached impasse and urge the Board of Governors’ bargaining team to bring proposals that address the outstanding issues at the table in order to avoid labour crisis on Thursday.
CUFA BC supports UNBC FA in its commitment to a fair contract. UNBC faculty deserve sector-norm salaries and to preserve their hard-earned rights already agreed to in previous rounds of collective bargaining. CUFA BC appeals to the Board of Governors to participate in meaningful collective bargaining and to right the tenuous labour relations between faculty and administration. The picket line does not have to be inevitable. You have the authority and responsibility to avoid this labour crisis through fair contract negotiations.