UNBC, Faculty Meet Today
Prince George, B.C. – Representatives of the University of Northern BC and its Faculty Association will be meeting once again today in an effort to reach agreement on the terms of a new contract.
About 350 members of the association have been on strike since March 5th, with picket lines set up at the main UNBC campus in Prince George, the BMO satellite campus on Third Avenue, the Wood Innovation and Design Centre and the satellite campus in Terrace. The main issue in the dispute is wages, with the parties still far apart.
UNBC Manager of Communications, Matt Wood, says today’s meeting is scheduled for this morning. It comes on the heels of a new offer from Administration on Thursday, with the Faculty reps expected to put forward a counter-offer.
Meantime, UNBC students who back the Faculty in the dispute are holding a rally at the courthouse starting at noon.