University of Manitoba has told students that libraries and other student services should remain open during a possible professors’ strike that could start next Tuesday.
Their scholarships and academic records will not be affected.
However, the university does not yet know how a faculty strike would affect class or exam schedules.
U of M told students that: " As soon as information becomes available, it will be posted on the website umanitoba.ca/strikeinfo (which will be live in the next 24 hours) and any major updates will be communicated to you by all-student email.
"You will likely have questions. Visit umanitoba.ca/strikeinfo for information on the negotiations, news, FAQs and contact information. Connect with us on our social media channels – facebook.com/umanitoba and twitter.com/umanitoba – as any updates to the website will be noted there as well.
"In the meantime, here is what you need to know:
- Attend your classes as usual
- The university remains open
- Based on information at present, all student services, including Libraries, will be open during a strike
- Check your email, umanitoba.ca/strikeinfo, and U of M social media for updates and information
- A strike will not affect your academic record, work placements or co-op programs
- Scholarships will not be affected
- The university will answer all questions you may have as soon as possible."
Conciliation began today, and continues Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.