NB, UMFA postsecondary workers on strike after failures to negotiate wage increases

November 3, 2021
New Brunswick public sector workers and the University of Manitoba Faculty Association (UMFA) members are on strike after negotiations fell through. In NB, CUPE members, including community college workers at New Brunswick Community College and Le Collège Communautaire du Nouveau-Brunswick are on strike after the wage increase offered by the province was not accepted CUPE. “[Premier Blaine Higgs is] not interested in offering wages that are above inflation, which is difficult to understand after he’s predicting a fifth consecutive surplus,” said CUPE spokesperson Simon Ouellette. In Manitoba, UMFA members voted to authorize a strike deadline of November 2 after mediation failed. CBC reports that the University of Manitoba was willing to continue to negotiate, but that the union chose to go on strike. CBC (UMFA) | CTV News (UMFA) | CBC (NB) | Medicine Hat News (NB) (NB | MB)