Faculty Group Asks CBU and Four Other Universities To Drop Teachers Union Lawsuit
The group representing faculty at the province’s universities is asking five universities to drop their lawsuit against the Teacher’s Union.
Cape Breton University along with St. F.X., Mount Saint Vincent University Acadia and Universite Ste. Anne launched the lawsuit this week.
They’re calling for an emergency injunction to stop to the teachers’ work-to-rule campaign because teachers are refusing to supervise or evaluate student teachers during the job action.
But Association of University Teachers President Marc Lamoureux says the lawsuit is an intrusion by a third party in the collective bargaining process of a certified union.
He adds it’s especially troublesome given the union membership is set to vote on the latest deal a week from today.
He goes on to say the lawsuit is unbalanced because it doesn’t include the provincial government.