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Langara College instructors vote in favour of a strike

03/17/2015 03:16 EDT | Updated 05/17/2015 05:12 EDT
Instructors at Vancouver's Langara College have voted 91 percent in favour of a strike, but they have not plans to walk of the job just yet.

The Langara Faculty Association has been without a contract since March 31 and they have a number of concerns.

"Wages and benefits are at the top of the list," said Lynn Carter, president of the association.

Other issues include sharing offices and making sure computers in classrooms work, she said.

Talks between the association and the college are ongoing.

Dawn Palmer, associate vice president of human resources, said the college knows the LFA voted in favour of job action. 

"The college remains confident that we will reach an agreement," Palmer said. "Both sides have already committed to additional dates for more bargaining sessions in late March and early April."

Carter said she's also optimistic they'll be able to reach an agreement and there are no immediate plans to walk off the job.

About 21,000 students a year take courses at the college, which offers university, career and continuing studies.

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