labour dispute

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…

Memories of 2016 strike loom

On Nov. 1, 2016, the University of Manitoba Faculty Association (UMFA) declared a strike when fair mediations were unsuccessful with the University of Manitoba administration….