Nova Scotia

Dalhousie faculty, administration reach deal

Dalhousie University reached a new deal with faculty on Sunday afternoon.

Strike averted

A strike by Dalhousie University faculty has been averted. (CBC)

A tentative three-year collective agreement has been reached between the Dalhousie Faculty Association and Dalhousie University. The deal was announced just before 3 p.m. on Sunday.

"Obviously it's a huge relief. This is what we'd hoped for. All credit to both parties at the table. They really worked hard," said Dalhousie spokesman Charles Crosby.

The next step is for the Board of Governors and the DFA to ratify the tentative agreement. No date has yet been set for ratification vote.

The tentative agreement means classes will continue as scheduled on Monday.  

The deal comes after hours of bargaining, even after a strike deadline had been set for midnight on Sunday.

Faculty representatives said they apologize to students for what they had to go through during the negotiations of the past few weeks.

The DFA website crashed immediately after the announcement.