External Mediator Appointed in Université Sainte-Anne Strike
Labour, Skills and Immigration Minister Jill Balser has appointed mediator Michelle Flaherty to help Université Sainte-Anne and Association des professeurs, professeures et bibliothécaires de l’Université Sainte-Anne reach a settlement in their labour dispute.
The association went on strike March 1. Attempts at conciliation were unsuccessful.
“The strike has been going on for six weeks and I know it’s stressful for students, faculty and staff,” said Minister Balser. “I feel it’s time to appoint a mediator to help resolve the parties’ differences. We are appointing Michelle Flaherty – an experienced bilingual mediator – to assist the parties.”
Mediation will begin on Monday, April 18. The Department strongly encourages the parties to continue discussions in advance of mediation with Ms. Flaherty.
Mediation is a non-binding tool used to help parties reach a settlement.
- Michelle Flaherty, of Ottawa, is a former associate professor of law at the University of Ottawa and is an experienced mediator and arbitrator specializing in labour, employment, and human rights matters
Information on the Department’s conciliation and mediation services is available at: https://novascotia.ca/lae/conciliation/