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Laurier and faculty association reach tentative agreement
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Nov 14/05| For Immediate Release
WATERLOO – Negotiators for Wilfrid Laurier University and the Wilfrid Laurier University Faculty Association (WLUFA) have reached a tentative agreement on a new contract covering full-time faculty and librarians.
Negotiators for the university and the association reached the agreement just before midnight on Saturday. No details on the agreement will be released until it is ratified by both parties. Both sides are satisfied with what they are recommending.
“Laurier has grown significantly in recent years and faculty and librarians have been key to our success in educating a larger number of students,” said Doug Lorimer, chief negotiator for WLUFA. “I think this agreement identifies how growth affected our members, and lays a good foundation for the next three years.”
“We have all worked hard over lengthy negotiations,” said Leo Groarke, chief negotiator for the university. “The tentative agreement reaffirms the university’s commitment to faculty and librarians, and to continued positive labour relations at the university.”
Laurier’s last three-year agreement with the faculty association, which represents 465 full-time professors and librarians in Waterloo and Brantford, expired in June. Part-time faculty ratified a new three-year agreement last year.