MUN lecturer’s union to hold strike vote

December 5, 2018

CBC has learned that contract teaching staff at Memorial University will hold a strike vote this week. The Lecturer's Union of Memorial University of Newfoundland states that instructors want better pay, including an in-lieu pay increase for a pension and other benefits. According to CBC, LUMUN staff earn 43-63% less per-course than members of the MUN Faculty Association, although some part-time instructors bounce back and forth between the two unions. MUNFA has also reached an impasse with the university, CBC adds, as the two sides cannot agree on the terms for a proposed right of first refusal for senior workers. Negotiations between the university and LUMUN have been ongoing since April 2017. CBC (NL)