Last strike at WLU: CAS walk off the job in March 2008


On Mar. 19, 2008, approximately 365 part-time contract academic staff (CAS) walked off the job at WLU. This resulted in the cancellation of numerous classes.

After the collective agreement expired in August of 2007, the univesity and the Wilfrid Laurier University Faculty Association (WLUFA) embarked on seven months of bargaining. Once a conciliator could not solve any issues, the CAS filed a ‘no board’ report and went on strike two weeks later. Students expressed their dissatisifaction by conducting protests and rallies during the strike.

The strike eventually came to a conclusion in early April.
–Compiled by Justin Smirlies

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