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Profs Send Letter to UNBC Board of Governors

Tuesday, March 17, 2015 @ 3:49 AM

Prince George, B.C. – While the strike by the members of UNBC’s Faculty Association continues, a number of current and former Research Chairs at UNBC have signed their names to a letter delivered to the University President and the Chair of the Board of Governors.

The letter calls on both sides in the dispute to “work together to fix the systemic problem with our pay structure.”

The change is needed say the professors in order to “retain our best people and recruit the next generation of excellent faculty.”

The letter, signed by 17 current or former Research Chairs, says the compensation challenge can be addressed if UNBC changes its priorities.

The strike started March 5th and there is no indication of when the two sides will return to the  bargaining table.


If the strike continues much longer they won’t be attracting any of the best students in the future either and those small classes they have now will be even smaller.

How many strike days required to wipe out a semester ?

This is SO UNFAIR TO THE STUDENTS, YOU KNOW HOW MUCH DAMAGE YOU ARE DOING TO THEM. YES, I know the consequences to Students as my Granddaughter tells me who is in her 3rd year of Nursing.

From all appearances, the Profs are more concerned about their compensation issues than the education of our next generation of leaders.
I can understand that they feel they deserve greater compensation, but why put the students between themselves and the UNBC management?

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