A History of Ongoing Labour Negotiations

After four years without a contract, Concordia’s maintenance workers protested at the university’s downtown campus last year. Photo Adam Kovac

Last week, Concordia’s full-time faculty union voted overwhelmingly in favour of a strike mandate in response to delayed contract negotiations with the university.

This unprecedented move allows them the legal ability to call a strike with a 48-hour notice.

While a strike would be a last resort according to a CUFA press release, tense labour relations are nothing new to Concordia.

Concordia’s part-time faculty and the steelworkers union also have strike mandates. Concordia’s teaching assistants might not be too far behind.

The Link put this brief timeline together to trace back some of the history of strained labour negotiations that have plagued Concordia’s history.