Members of the University of Manitoba Faculty Association set up picket lines this morning after the administration rejected the association’s final offer.
UMFA president Mark Hudson says the key issues at stake in the dispute are workload and performance assessment. The administration is looking to use performance metrics for evaluation purposes.
“Our proposals are important not only for our members, but for the quality of education at the University of Manitoba. So far, the administration’s responses to those proposals have not addressed our concerns about the direction and integrity of the University,” said Hudson.
Talks between UMFA and the administration were disrupted last Thursday when the provincial government signaled it would be ordering the University to extend the current contract for one year with no salary increases. Conciliation is scheduled for Wednesday.
Messages of support for striking UMFA members can be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org