Lecturers Go on Strike at U. of Montreal

From Chronicle of Higher Ed, Feb 25, 2010- read original

Nearly 2,500 lecturers at the University of Montreal went on a full strike on Wednesday, according to CBC News. The walkout primarily affects students in the arts and sciences, education classes, and evening courses. The union says that 50 percent of undergraduate courses (except medicine) are taught by lecturers, who have been without a contract for six months. Class sizes, pensions, and salaries are the main issues in dispute. The lecturers have held a series of half-day and full-day walkouts, but now they say the strike will go on indefinitely. The university called the strike premature, saying it could mean the term will extend into the summer months. The next negotiating session is scheduled for March 8.