Members of the Memorial University of Newfoundland Faculty Association (MUNFA) authorized a strike if a deal isn’t imminent by the end of the month. In an overwhelming demonstration of support, 90% voted in favour with 93% turnout.
A statement from MUNFA said: “It is the hope of the executive that, with this strong result showing the unity of MUNFA members and their readiness to take job action if they are not treated fairly, the administration will return to the bargaining table ready to make a deal that will work for MUN.”
Negotiations will continue, facilitated by a conciliator. MUNFA believes that “with serious effort from both parties, all outstanding issues can be resolved before the strike date.”
The association representing faculty, librarians and counsellors at Memorial is fighting to protect quality education. As noted in their #FairDealAtMUN campaign on Twitter: “Students are paying more and more to attend a university that offers less and less. Overworked and vulnerable instructors cannot provide students with the education they deserve.”