Possible breakdown in TRU talks

By James Peters
February 5, 2016 - 4:29pm Updated: February 5, 2016 - 5:27pm

KAMLOOPS —  A note on the Thompson Rivers University website suggests there may be a breakdown in the negotiations between the university and its faculty association.

The note announces the mediator between the two sides is recommending ratification of an agreement.

A bargaining update states the two sides have been in mediation yesterday and today, but does not mention any details of a potential agreement.

The mediator has also requested both sides maintain the media blackout that has been in effect since mediation began three weeks ago.

A note on the TRUFA website suggests the two sides remain far apart.

That message says "mediation has failed."

It says the parties were note able to reach a negotiated settlement, and reports the mediator has made independent recommendations, which TRUFA's executive will bring to its membership on Tuesday.

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