Last-minute negotiations between the University of Lethbridge Faculty Association (ULFA) and the university broke down on the morning of February 10 and ULFA members began their legal strike at 11:00 am that same day. The ULFA job action comes after more than 600 days of bargaining with administration aimed at resolving key issues such as working conditions, collegial governance, and equitable pay and benefits.
NASA extends its solidarity to the members of ULFA, and hopes University of Lethbridge administration will quickly return to the bargaining table with a reasonable offer that will allow students and faculty to return to the classroom as soon as possible. Unfortunately, instead of returning to negotiations, university leadership has continued to issue misleading information about the current dispute.
You can send an email calling on the ULeth board of governors to end the strike through the online tool on the Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT) website and call for a fair deal for faculty by using the ULFA's online tool.
You can follow the latest updates on the ULFA website.
The strike is only the second ever at a post-secondary institution in Alberta, following last month's successful strike at Concordia University of Edmonton.