MUN asks NL government to reconvene negotiations with faculty

December 10, 2018

Memorial University has asked Newfoundland-Labrador’s Conciliation Officer to reconvene negotiations with the university’s Faculty Association for a tentative collective agreement. According to a MUN release, the university had previously reached out to MUNFA since talks broke off on Nov 7, and that a right of first refusal for standing appointments appears to be the primary point of contention between the two sides. “If this is indeed the case, we are cautiously optimistic a resolution is possible and have reached out to the conciliator to help us get back to the table,” wrote Provost and VP Academic Noreen Golfman in a statement. MUN adds that MUNFA had proposed an MOU to ensure that no strike action would be taken before Jan 3, 2019. MUN (NL)