UOITFA votes in favour of strike, UMFA sets strike deadline

October 26, 2021
Two Canadian faculty associations have announced votes related to strikes. Members of the University of Ontario Institute of Technology Faculty Association (UOITFA) has voted in favour of striking and the University of Manitoba Faculty Association (UMFA) has set a bargaining deadline after voting in favour of a strike. The UOITFA and Ontario Tech University’s collective agreement expired in June 2021. UOITFA members have been bargaining for six months, and have requested action on issues such as workload, mental health, pay equity, and pension issues. The UMFA has set November 2 as a strike deadlinee. CBC says the University of Manitoba indicated last week that it was aiming to conclude a collective agreement with the bargaining team. UOITFA | CBC (UMFA) (MB | ON)