TERRACE, January 3, 2014 – Rod Germaine, arbitrator in the dispute between Northwest Community College (NWCC) and the unions that represent its faculty, the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE)Local 2409 and the Federation of Post-secondary Educators of BC (FPSE) Local 11, has awarded a ruling regarding the layoffs that took place in early 2012.
“Northwest Community College has the greatest respect for Rod Germaine and every confidence in his abilities and conclusions,” said Dr. Denise Henning, NWCC President & CEO. “I am pleased with the efforts that have been made by both the college and the union to take collective responsibility and identify solutions that will allow the college to move forward. The Administration will continue to work proactively with the unions to ensure that we address the conclusions of the arbitration as determined by Mr. Germaine, and by the mutually agreed upon terms and conditions found in our collective agreements.”
Northwest Community College (NWCC) is an accredited post-secondary institution offering comprehensive education and training to 34 urban, rural and remote communities in northwestern BC. Through an innovative distributed learning model that includes 9 campuses and learning centres, current technology, mobile units, and successful partnerships, NWCC brings relevant education and training directly to where it is needed. NWCC is a recognized leader in Aboriginal education where Aboriginals make up roughly 40 per cent of the student body. NWCC celebrates the diversity of its northern and Aboriginal populations and reflects this in its programs, services and workforce.
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