Tentative agreements reached in strike at Mount Allison University
Classes are set to resume Monday
There are tentative agreements in a six-day strike by professors and librarians at Mount Allison University in Sackville, N.B.
The university is reporting on its website that it is in agreement with the Mount Allison Faculty Association.
The university said classes and academic programming will resume on Monday. Students were advised they'd receive more information later in the day.
In a release, the faculty association said it will share the details of the agreements with membership in advance of a ratification vote.
"Until then, no details of the tentative agreements will be released to the public," the release said.
MAFA president Matthew Litvak said some of the issues for faculty staff and librarians included accommodations for those with disabilities, job security and compensation.
The university remained open during the strike and all other buildings and services ran on regular hours.
Emelyana Titarenko, president of the university's student union, said she was happy when she heard the news that tentative agreements had been reached.
"Based on posts on social media, tweets and instagram posts, students are definitely delighted with the fact that this is happening, that they are able to go back to classes."
She said the focus can return to catching up for the missed time, which for some included mid-term exams.
Titarenko said there were mixed emotions during the strike as many recalled the previous strike that lasted three weeks.
"It was an unfortunate situation that we went into a strike, but the fact that we were able to come out of it by only losing one week of classes, that sort of is one positive out of all this."
The student union will seeking compensation from the university for the time missed.
A decision on that will be made after the university determines how it can make up the lost days and the class time.