No lockout at University of Windsor

Contract negotiations between the University of Windsor and the union representing its faculty continue.

School and Windsor University Faculty Association continue negotiations today

The University of Windsor. (CBC News)

The University of Windsor did not lock out its faculty Thursday morning.

The contract for more than 1,000 professors and other members expired on Monday.

The university was in a position to lock out the faculty just after midnight.

The Windsor University Faculty Association tweets that talks between the two sides will resume later Thursday morning.

"Eyelids heavy but heart ever-gallant. It's been a long day," the union tweeted around midnight

Anne Forest, the new president of the Windsor University Faculty Association told CBC Windsor the main issue is wages.

She says without an increase, it's going to be hard for the university to attract talented professors.

Forest says the faculty is concerned that the university is investing millions in renewal and buildings, which she says the faculty supports.

However, she says it's money that the faculty feels could, in part, be spent on the people who teach and research. 


To encourage thoughtful and respectful conversations, first and last names will appear with each submission to CBC/Radio-Canada's online communities (except in children and youth-oriented communities). Pseudonyms will no longer be permitted.

By submitting a comment, you accept that CBC has the right to reproduce and publish that comment in whole or in part, in any manner CBC chooses. Please note that CBC does not endorse the opinions expressed in comments. Comments on this story are moderated according to our Submission Guidelines. Comments are welcome while open. We reserve the right to close comments at any time.