PRINCE GEORGE, B.C. – The union representing faculty at the University of Northern British Columbia has issued a 72-hour strike notice.
The UNBC Faculty Association says pickets will go up at the Prince George campus, the Terrace campus, and at the Wood Innovation and Design Centre on Thursday morning if a deal is not reached.
The union says the university will continue to update students and staff with official decisions, including the status of classes following Monday’s strike notice.
Today’s message from FA President: we are NOT on strike yet but “unless we have concluded an agreement before then, our members will withdraw their labour from the University of Northern British Columbia beginning at 7AM on Thursday, November 7th.” @NUGSSUNBC @NUGSSUNBC @CUPE3799
— UNBC-FA (@UNBCFA) November 4, 2019
It says the university tabled an offer in June that included an average salary increase of about 14 per cent over three years for tenure-track and tenured faculty members.
University spokesman Matt Wood says UNBC remains committed at this point to negotiating with the faculty association at the table.
The university in Prince George has more than 3,500 students and about 180 tenure and tenure-track faculty.
(The Canadian Press)