UManitoba faculty hold strike vote, students fear repercussions

November 2, 2020

The University of Manitoba Faculty Association (UMFA) will be holding a strike vote over the latest contract’s wage re-opener clause. UMFA president Michael Shaw says that faculty feel they must hold a strike vote because of their concerns, but that they do not want to strike because of pandemic complications and challenges for students. CBC reports that UManitoba students have also raised concerns regarding a potential strike, saying a faculty strike would exacerbate the stress faced by students already facing isolation and mental health issues due to the pandemic. In response to the possibility of a strike, the University of Manitoba Students’ Union plans to poll students on what they would like to see done if faculty go on strike. CBC | Global (MB)