Wednesday afternoon the TA union officially called off their strike and authorized the bargaining committee to sign the contract. They did not accept the administration’s back to work protocol, but the protocol isn’t necessary for a return to work. <a href=”http://www.agsem-aeedem.ca/” target=”_blank”>Full details here.</a> Although I got a long letter from the provost last night, there is nothing on the McGill website.
By not accepting the back-to-work protocol, the union and its members can still pursue grievances against the university for firings of union members from non-union positions during the strike (the university contends it was acting according to Quebec’s labor code). If I’m not mistaken, those hearings start next week.