WINNIPEG – Students, staff and members of the public took a stand with The University of Manitoba Faculty Association to show their support for their bargaining priorities.
The UMFA has been negotiating since May, raising concerns with the administration about increasing workloads, fair evaluation, and competitive salaries.
UMFA President Mark Hudson admits there has been very little progress to date.
“We’ve been bargaining now for a long time without enough movements on our key concerns. We’re still hopeful that the next ten days can produce some movement at the table and that we can all get on with our teaching, learning, and research.”
Earlier this month, UMFA members voted a resounding 86 percent in favor to strike if negotiations fall through.
A strike would begin at 7:00 AM on November 1st.