UMFA requests strike vote as collective negotiations stall

October 13, 2021
Members of the University of Manitoba Faculty Association (UMFA) have requested that UMFA conduct a strike vote, which will be happening from October 16-18 reports CTV News. Collective negotiations have reportedly stalled, with UMFA members calling for salaries comparable to other similar Canadian institutions. The current wage offer has reportedly been mandated by the Government of Manitoba. “We want the University of Manitoba to continue being a great university,” said UMFA president Orvie Dingwall. “That means attracting great instructors, professors and librarians, and keeping the talent we have. It’s hard to attract new staff and keep existing staff when they can work elsewhere for fewer hours and more money.” Winnipeg Free Press (Paywall) | CTV News (MB)