WINNIPEG – University of Manitoba faculty have unanimously rejected an offer presented to them by the university, calling it an “insult.”
On Monday afternoon, University of Manitoba Faculty Association (UMFA) tweeted out the rejection letter, saying the “proposal shows [the] administration is out of touch.”
Late Sunday afternoon, the university handed the UMFA a settlement proposal. However it was rejected by the faculty, saying it did not address UMFA’s core issues, did not offer workload protection and “insults students.”
“It’s incredibly frustrating, it’s incredibly disappointing,” said UMFA President Mark Hudson. “It’s left us with no choice, but to keep the picket lines up.”
More than 1,200 faculty members hit the picket lines on Nov. 1, leaving 29,000 students in academic limbo.
Although many classes are cancelled, some are still being taught by non-bargaining members. You can find the full list online.
The University of Manitoba posted its comprehensive settlement that was rejected by the union. You can read the entire statement here.