Representatives of the University and QUFA agreed on November 11th to apply jointly to the Ministry of Labour requesting the appointment of a conciliator to assist the Parties in connection with the negotiation of a renewed collective agreement for faculty, librarians and archivists. Conciliation is a feature of the Labour Relations Act, 1995, and the Parties have utilized the services of a conciliator in past rounds of bargaining.

As a conciliator is not available until January, the Parties also agreed to retain the services of a mediator as a demonstration of shared interest in reaching a tentative agreement.

The University’s administration respects the collective bargaining process and remains committed to working through it to reach an agreement that is capable of being ratified by both parties. More information concerning the collective bargaining process can be found at

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