University of Winnipeg Faculty Strike Averted

By Sarah Klein

Faculty members at the University of Winnipeg have averted a strike after 14 hours of negotiations to reach a tentative deal.

The deal was reached at about 11:30 p.m. on Wednesday, just before the University of Winnipeg Faculty Association was set to hit the picket line.

Details of the deal won’t be released until members review and vote on the offer. They had been asking for an 8.4 percent salary increase over three years.

Classes at the university will resume as normal today.

The 350 faculty members the Association represents, including librarians and coaches, have been without a contract for almost a year.

Members will hear details of the deal on Friday afternoon and then vote on it.