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TRUFA to seek ratification after talks fail

February
6
,
2016
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UPDATE — TRU Faculty Association president Tom Friedman says he’ll recommend members ratify a mediated contract settlement even though he considers the process to have been a failure after three weeks. Friedman said Saturday that...

Mine sector training pilot includes TRU

January
26
,
2016
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The B.C. government took another step Tuesday to support the struggling mining sector. A memorandum of understanding between the B.C. Centre for Training Excellence in Mining (CTEM) five public post-secondary institutions, including TRU, is aimed...

Trades training gives inmates a hand up

January
18
,
2016
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Half a dozen KRCC inmates hope to get into construction when they get out of jail. Through a pilot program co-ordinated by B.C. Corrections and TRU, six local inmates have completed skills training while in custody that will qualify them for...

Classes in session, talks continue

January
18
,
2016
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TRU campus carried on as usual Monday morning as mediated talks between the faculty union and university administration continued for a fourth straight day. Independent mediator Mark Brown has been attempting to bring the two parties closer...

Nonstop mediation aimed at averting strike

January
15
,
2016
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Negotiators for TRU faculty and administration go head-to-head in labour mediation, Friday though Sunday, in hopes of closing a gap and averting a strike that could effectively shut down the campus. The two remain far apart in their positions,...

Teachers hopeful over new turn in court battle

January
14
,
2016
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While classroom needs increase in B.C., overall support for the public education system is decreasing, says the president of Kamloops Thompson Teachers Association. That’s the crux David Komljenovic, KTTA president, sees in a legal battle...

TRU faculty poised for job action

January
13
,
2016
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TRU faculty will work to rule on campus this morning, Jan. 14, but the union assures there will be no impact on classes or students. The work-to-rule action limits communications and contact between faculty and the administrative offices of...

Mediator appointed in TRU labour dispute

January
13
,
2016
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TRU administration and faculty have booked three days with mediator Mark Brown starting Friday in an effort to resolve differences in a long-simmering contract dispute. But taking that step doesn’t seem to have headed off job action that...

TRUFA agrees to contract mediation

January
12
,
2016
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TRU faculty have agreed to private mediation in their contract dispute with university administration, but that does not preclude potential job action. The university announced Monday evening that it is making arrangements for mediation after TRU...

TRU wants mediation to avert strike

January
11
,
2016
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TRU administration is encouraging labour mediation after faculty served 72-hour strike notice Monday, Jan. 11. While the TRU Faculty Association said it remains open to mediation, president Tom Friedman said that the two sides are too far apart...