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Classes cancelled at VIU

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Users of Cowichan's new Vancouver Island University campus are hopeful it won't be behind pickets barely a year into its mandate.
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Classes have been cancelled today at four Vancouver Island University campuses, included Cowichan.

And the same situation is expected to be repeated tomorrow in what is expected to be a two-day walkout.

Pickets are expected starting at 7 a.m. as the Canadian Union of Public Employees Local 1858 joins job action planned for several B.C. post-secondary schools in connection with an ongoing contract dispute with the provincial government.

The official notice from the university website is here. More on the dispute here.

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