NSCAD Admin Strike Info

(please see attached PDF for official formatting, this is a copy + paste for convenience)

Dear members of the NSCAD community:

I am writing to inform you that NSCAD has received official notice of the Faculty Union’s intention to strike (FUNSCAD, Unit I). Notice is required 48 hours in advance of a work stoppage. This means that the Union will be in a legal strike position on Thursday, February 28 at approximately 4:00 p.m. The Union has advised us that they plan to take strike action starting at 8:30 a.m. on Friday March 1, 2019.

On behalf of the Board of Governors, the NSCAD bargaining team has worked very hard to reach a deal with the Union at the negotiating table. NSCAD sincerely appreciates the work of our faculty and the vital contributions that they make to our university. We have tried to negotiate an agreement that is fair to our faculty, affordable in the short-term, and sustainable in the long term.
We remain ready and willing to meet with the Union at any time if we believe there is the possibility of reaching a deal that does not put the future of NSCAD in jeopardy.
In the event of a work stoppage:

The University has developed contingency plans in an effort to minimize the impact of a labour disruption on students. Our priority is to protect your interests.
Information on classes and the impact of a strike on services will be posted on the NSCAD University website: https://navigator.nscad.ca/labour/.
We are committed to keeping you updated throughout this process and as we prepare for a possible work stoppage. Please direct your questions to Labour@nscad.ca.

Sincere regards,

Prof. Dianne Taylor-Gearing, FRSA

President, NSCAD University