(Ottawa – January 30, 2023) Faculty, librarians, and counsellors at Memorial University have taken to the picket lines today after contract talks broke down over the weekend.
“Because of the administration’s unwillingness to negotiate, it appears that no more can be achieved until after our membership demonstrates its strength on the picket lines,” the Memorial University of Newfoundland Faculty Association (MUNFA) stated in a notice to members. “Despite MUNFA members delivering a historic strike vote on Jan. 18, the administration’s positions on crucial bargaining issues have moved only marginally in more than a year.”
The association says a fair deal is needed to protect quality education.
“Students are paying more and more to attend a university that offers less and less.” says MUNFA. “Overworked and vulnerable instructors cannot provide students with the education they deserve.”
For more information and to show support, visit the MUNFA website: https://munfa.ca/2022-bargaining/