labour dispute

Students Supporting UMFA block administration’s doors

The students, organized by Students Supporting UMFA (SSUMFA), demanded the administration offer faculty a fair deal. The protesters held signs with slogans like, “Listen up Benarroch” — directed at university president Michael Benarroch — and “Get back to bargaining” as they prevented staff from entering the building until 9:30 a.m.

Austerity holding students and province back

The strike currently taking place at the U of M is only the most recent symptom of the government’s austerity agenda and is making matters worse. If labour market tightness is the problem — as Manitoba’s new premier asserted during her leadership campaign — we should be investing more in our post-secondary institutions and doing more to support students to move through their programs and get in the job market.

Strike action avoided

The University of Manitoba Faculty Association (UMFA) voted Nov. 20 to ratify the deal reached on Nov. 15 as a result of mediation between UMFA…

UMFA, U of M reach tentative agreement

The University of Manitoba Faculty Association (UMFA) and U of M administration have reached a tentative deal to end the immediate threat of a strike.  Despite demands from…

UMFA, U of M extend mediation

On Nov. 12, the University of Manitoba Faculty Association (UMFA) and U of M administration began third-party mediation ahead of an original strike deadline set for Nov. 14 at 11:59 p.m. The strike deadline was moved ahead to…