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University of Windsor cancels Monday classes, WUFA strikes

The University of Windsor has cancelled Monday classes. At the same time, the Windsor University Faculty Association will hold a one-day strike.
There will be no online course offerings and emails will not be answered by faculty. (CBC News)

The University of Windsor has cancelled all classes Monday. The only exception are classes at the Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry, which will continue.

The cancellation comes on the same day the Windsor University Faculty Association will hold a one-day strike.

In an internal document obtained by the CBC, the school said, in part, “the University will continue with normal operations to the extent possible …  but all classes or other teaching related activities (e.g. thesis/dissertation defenses, major paper presentations, internship presentations) will be cancelled.”

WUFA local president Anne Forrest said it will be a “full work stoppage” by union members on the school’s downtown and main campuses.

Forrest said there will be no online course offerings and email will not be answered by faculty.

She said students can cross the “information” picket lines Monday.

Meanwhile, the university and union have agreed to talks on Sept. 23.

The faculty association said the one-day strike planned for this coming Monday will still go ahead.

The union has also said it will hold rotating half-day strikes after Monday until the two sides can reach a deal.

Earlier today CBC broke an embargo on the cancellation information, and also reported that all classes would be cancelled when in fact classes will still happen at the schools of Medicine and Dentistry. We apologize for any inconvenience this created.
 

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