uManitoba, faculty association reach agreement, avert strike

October 22, 2013

The University of Manitoba and its faculty association reached a settlement for a new collective bargaining agreement just 30 minutes before the strike deadline. "I extend my congratulations to the bargaining teams for all their efforts to reach a negotiated settlement," says uManitoba President David Barnard. "Most importantly, I am pleased to be able to inform our students that we will be open and operating with no disruption to their learning." The new 3-year agreement covers all major issues that existed when conciliation talks failed last week, and both parties have agreed to have the remaining issues arbitrated. uManitoba News Release | Winnipeg Free Press