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McGill law professors stage one-day strike to spur productive negotiations

McGill law professors stage one-day strike to spur productive negotiations

A newly certified bargaining unit representing McGill law professors staged a one-day strike after negotiations with the university administration over its first collective agreement stalled, the first time since the university’s founding two hundred years ago that professors erected picket lines on campus.

The Association of McGill Professors of Law (AMPL), handed a strike mandate for a maximum of five days by its members in mid-December, asserts that the university is negotiating in bad faith in spite of the intervention of a government-appointed conciliator by arriving at bargaining sessions unprepared, refusing to meet on a frequent and regular basis, and rebuffing attempts to acknowledge that conditions that have been agreed upon cannot be unilaterally changed by the university and applied to AMPL members without their consent.

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This story was originally published in Law360 Canada.

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