To the CBU Community,
As you know, CBUFA has indicated they will choose to strike as of Friday, January 27, 2023. Although this is not the outcome CBU wanted, we respect their right to make this choice.
Strikes are stressful for everyone, but especially for our students, our staff and our faculty. I know we will all do our very best to maintain a great level of respect for each other, keeping in mind that eventually this period will end, and we will all return to working together as we have since CBU’s establishment.
Please understand that no Canadian university has ever lost a term to strike, and both parties ultimately want what is best for our students. As the situation evolves, we are working through some complicated scenarios and will continue to communicate with you as we know more.
We remain hopeful that an agreement can be reached, and we are ready and willing to continue discussions with our valued faculty members. We also want you to know that CBU will not benefit from a strike in any way, even financially.
Here’s what you need to know today:
- CBU is working with CBUFA to finalize agreed-upon strike protocols. This document will be shared as soon as it is ready and will help answer some of the questions you currently have.
- For Sessional (ICA) employees (and for students), classes not affected by strike are listed here. If your class is NOT listed, it is unfortunately paused as of Friday, January 27, due to the strike.
- All non-CBUFA employees are expected, and required, to come to work as they normally would.
- As a CBU employee, you have a legal right to cross a CBUFA picket line to enter campus. We expect that any picketing will occur in a lawful, respectful and considerate manner. While this may be an uncomfortable situation, we encourage you to act as you normally would toward those striking.
- The safety of the campus community is always our top priority. It is legal for those on strike to provide information on picket lines, but they must allow the normal movement of people and vehicles on and off the campus and at CBU affiliated locations, so as not to create a public safety risk on the highway. In the unlikely event you experience difficulty in this regard, please report the incident to your immediate supervisor.
- CBU has no intention of restricting access to official CBU email for any employees as long as it is used in a respectful manner. Important University updates will continue to be distributed via direct email, and it is important that all members of the CBU community receive those updates.
The student and employee FAQs have been updated. We encourage you to read them closely and check them often. This information will continue to be updated as we learn more.
If you have any questions, please send them to email@example.com or visit www.cbu.ca/labour for the most up-to-date information.