University of Manitoba strike support

by Faculty Association | Filed under December 2016.

During the recent academic staff strike at the University of Manitoba, representatives of faculty associations from across western Canada happened to find themselves in Winnipeg for a Western Regional conference. The conference is held annually to discuss issues concerning post-secondary education and research related to the work of academic staff.

As part of the conference, attendees were eager to show their support for the academics on the picket line. Sandra Hoenle, Faculty Association President, and Jennifer Krygier, Faculty Association Professional Officer attended a lunchtime rally with many, many other supporters of the University of Manitoba Faculty Association (UMFA) on November 4, 2016. In line with Faculty Association policy, $5,000 was also donated to UMFA to support their strike efforts.

After 20 days on strike, UMFA and the University of Manitoba reached a tentative deal which was ratified by the members on November 21. More information can be found on the UMFA website here.

Pictured: Sandra Hoenle carries the Faculty Association banner with a little help from the President of the Confederation of Alberta Faculty Associations (CAFA), Mark McCutcheon.

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