UOIT reaches tentative agreement with faculty

A tentative agreement has been reached between the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) and the faculty association (UOITFA), according to UOIT.

The agreement needs to be ratified by the more than 170 tenured and tenure-track members of the association and UOIT administration. No date has been announced for a ratification vote.

The two sides were negotiating in advance of a Monday, March 21 strike deadline set by the UOITFA.

A strike would have impacted more than 10,000 students at UOIT and thousands more on the campus it shares with Durham College.

According to the UOITFA, among the issues concerning faculty members are wages and class sizes.

More details to come as they become available through chronicle.durhamcollege.ca and The Chronicle Twitter, @DCUOITChronicle.

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Alyssa Bugg is a second-year journalism student at Durham College. When it comes to writing and reporting, she enjoys covering events and connecting with her audience by writing about topics she feels matter to them. She likes to spend her spare time on both her personal and The Chronicle's Twitter accounts (for hours - it's a problem), researching and reading about audience engagement and spending some down time with her bunny, Mac. Alyssa hopes to work in a communications role or news organization in a digital capacity following graduation.

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