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Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Day 06 - update 12

WUFA strike update:
Well, it's been a few days, and information is in short supply, mostly because nothing new has come of the strike.

Windsor University Faculty Association president Brian E. Brown and I had a brief conversation just now, and this is what came of it:

- The two sides have not returned to the bargaining table.
- WUFA has a proposal prepared for the administration to review
- the other side is called back to the negotiating table by the mediator
- the mediator is Greg Long, was appointed by the Ministry of Labour

The Board of Governor's Meeting is scheduled for 3:30 this afternoon, but it is expected to be entirely in camera. That means that only the Board of Governors are allowed in - or anyone whom is a special guest to the meeting.

The WUFA has a members-only meeting to be held tonight at 7:15 p.m. where they will convey the circumstances to their members.

Students are expected to be demonstrating by the Toldo building at 3 p.m. this afternoon.

The University of Windsor has released this list of items that students can do to stay up to date on their studies while class is out.

I'll tell you what, though, I guess I'm the last guy on campus to find out that the residences are all half empty, anyhow. According to a member of WIRC (Windsor Inter Residence Council) most students have said aloha for the strike. Except for the international students .

Brown said that after a tentative agreement, each department will have to find their own way to recoup the semester. So what's good for English won't necessarily be the same for Math & Stats, which won't be the same psychology. So you'll have to pay close attention after the strike, to what your department emails you to figure out how the rest of the semester is going to play out.

I've got some student testimonials from our co-op student Carly, and I'll get that posted to you sooner than later.

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