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Dec. 7, 2021- UMFA ratifies agreement: classes resume Tuesday

Last night, UMFA members voted to ratify an agreement with the university to enter into binding arbitration. This means the strike has ended and classes will resume today.

Dec. 6, 2021- Classes anticipated to resume Tuesday; UM and UMFA reach tentative agreement

Over the weekend, the University of Manitoba and the University of Manitoba Faculty Association (UMFA) reached a tentative agreement to enter into binding arbitration.  

UMFA Executive will be recommending acceptance of the agreement to its members, who will vote today. Classes are expected to resume Tuesday, December 7 if the agreement is ratified. 

Nov. 26, 2021- Status of the University of Manitoba / UMFA collective agreement negotiations

Early this morning, the mediator advised the University of Manitoba and UMFA of his final recommendation to move all outstanding bargaining issues to binding interest arbitration. The university has agreed to accept the mediator’s recommendation.

Nov. 22, 2021- University outlines its support for arbitration 

This weekend, the mediator working with the University of Manitoba and UMFA on negotiating a new collective agreement recommended binding arbitration as the path to resolving the strike and getting students back to class in a timely way.

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