Western University reaches tentative agreement with faculty ahead of strike deadline

It’ll be business as usual at Western University Friday.

In a statement released overnight Thursday, the post-secondary institution said it reached an agreement on a tentative contract with its faculty association.

About 1,650 full- and part-time faculty members were ready to hit the picket lines as of 12:01 a.m. Friday if they hadn’t hammered something out.

Details of the agreement won’t be released until both University of Western Ontario Faculty Association (UWOFA) membership and Western’s board of governors have a chance to hold ratification votes.

Major issues in the dispute have been pay, as well as job security for contract and part-time faculty.

According to officials, since they’ve reached a tentative deal, all services, classes, labs, tutorials and research will continue as normal.

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