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Union warns Nova Scotia universities over right to strike

The Canadian Association of University Teachers has warned Nova Scotia’s universities that they could face censure from the union if they make use of the powers to suspend collective bargaining granted under the province’s Universities Accountability and Sustainability Act.

“In the event you seek to use the powers in the legislation that take away the right to strike and grant government unprecedented powers to direct and determine research and instructional priorities, CAUT will immediately proceed with censure,” CAUT executive director David Robinson warned in a letter to the province’s 10 universities.

Censure is the union’s strongest weapon in disputes with institutions, it involves encouraging academics to avoid accepting jobs or honours or attending conferences at the university.

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