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Northern Ontario School of Medicine faculty and professional staff unanimously support strike

(August 17, 2023) – Members of the Northern Ontario School of Medicine University (NOSM U) Faculty and Staff Association (NUFSA) have voted 100% in favour of a strike mandate as negotiations with the university administration continue.

“NUFSA members’ overwhelming strike mandate is a clear indication that medical education faculty and professional staff are willing to take the measures necessary to protect teaching and learning conditions at NOSM U, up to and including a strike,” said Darrel Manitowabi, NUFSA President, in a media release.

NUFSA is proposing fair and equitable improvements in line with other universities across the province. The university administration, however, is seeking concessions that would negatively impact the working conditions of NUFSA members and the learning conditions of Northern Ontario medical students.

NUFSA is calling on the administration to meaningfully engage with the union at the bargaining table.