U of W Labour Talks Hit Roadblock with Faculty Association

By David Klassen

Labour talks between the University of Winnipeg Faculty Association (UWFA) and the university have broken down.

The two sides met on Saturday, but couldn’t hammer out a deal surrounding the collective agreement.

The Faculty Association remains firm on their calls for an 8.4% wage increase over three years. Members have rejected the university’s previous offer of a four-year collective agreement. On Friday, the university put forward a 3.7% increase over three years plus improvements to benefits.

The university is now asking the Manitoba labour department for assistance, while also requesting the faculty not go on strike during the conciliation process.

A strike deadline was voted on last week for 12:01 a.m. on Wednesday.


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