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University lecturers strike canceled

University lecturers strike canceled

“After a night of negotiations,” a strike of lecturers at the University of Quebec in Montreal (UQAM) scheduled for Monday was called off at the last minute.

To justify its decision to cancel the eviction, the Union of Professors and Teachers of UQAM (SPPEUQAM-CSN) indicated that it had received the “settlement hypothesis from the conciliator” mentioned in the file.

“The union has therefore agreed to suspend the start of the unlimited general strike, scheduled for this morning,” SPPEUQAM-CSN stated in a press release, explaining that the rally scheduled for Monday morning at Place Pasteur has also been cancelled.

The union is asking its 2,500 members to give their lessons this Monday, as usual, adding that “given the very tight deadlines, no member will be penalized if they cannot attend the course.”

In a press release, the university administration welcomed the conclusion of this agreement after a reconciliation process with representatives of the Teachers and Professors Union.

“This agreement provides in principle for the renewal of the collective labor contract for university lecturers,” UQAM said, adding that the union negotiating committee will soon present this agreement to its members.

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