Winnipeg Free Press - ONLINE EDITION
Posted: 10/3/2013 1:25 PM | Comments: 0
University of Manitoba’s Faculty Association has given its bargaining team almost unanimous approval to call a strike vote if and when it becomes necessary.
Only five of 305 professors meeting Wednesday night did not support the proposal, UMFA said today.
Both UMFA and the university say they hope to get an agreement, but U of M has already gone public --- it is offering professors 8.9 per cent over four years, and a $500 lump sum for some professors. The faculty wants 5.8 per cent over two years, and a $500 lump sum for all members of the union.
The two sides disagree whether the new contract would threaten academic freedom and tenure.
UMFA went out on strike in 1995 and 2001.
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