Labour relations principles


Dalhousie is committed to integrity in our labour relationships.

Competitive terms and conditions of employment for our faculty and staff are foundational to our ability to deliver on our mission of

  • teaching and learning,
  • service to the public and the academic community and
  • research and scholarly and artistic work.

In support of our mission, our collective bargaining principles are:

  • Stronger Together
    • If we take this seriously and work together, we will emerge as a stronger, better university. 
  • Transparency
    • We are committed to transparency with the information we are using to make decisions.  
  • Collective Responsibility
    • We must act together. 
  • Certainty
    • We have an obligation to secure what we can in this time of uncertainty. 
  • Urgency
    • We must act now.