Precarious academics at Dalhousie are hired on a per-course basis. These academics have been working without a contract for two years, and they are poorly paid compared to other U15 Research Universities representing Part Time Instructors and Teaching Assistants. Pay has not increased since 2019, despite soaring inflation.
We are in a strike position. In March of this year, we voted to authorize a strike if necessary. As a strike would be disruptive for students and the community whom we strive to serve, the newly elected Strike Committee, along with dedicated volunteers, are working to avert a strike.
If the Employer continues to refuse to offer us fair working conditions, we may have no choice but to go on strike in September or October of 2022.
We started negotiating a new collective agreement with the Employer
March 25, 2022
We authorized calling a strike if necessary
April 12, 2022
Conciliator filed a no board report
June 24-25, 2022
We voted to reject the Tentative Collective Agreement proposed by the Employer
August 5, 2022
We elected a Strike Committee