Interpretation of collective agreements and policies, hiring process, working conditions “Some parts of our university community have already participated in our collective fight against COVID-19, and we are very grateful,” Finance Minister Scott Fielding said in a statement. For the final year of their four-year collective agreement, umFA and the U of M government agreed to renegotiate wages after the Manitoba Employment Agency established the university in an unfair labour practice at the behest of the government. The union lamented that the university had withdrawn a salary offer. Supervisor training and support for collective agreements, human rights laws, summer work standards and expanded education the two parties agreed that day to call in a mediator to resolve their dispute. Letters of Agreement – UWFA Regular Academic Staff Unit The government has agreed on a 2.5 per cent reduction for the faculty, as this is the weighted average cost savings of the other three bargaining units: Unifor, the Employee Services Association (AESES) and the Canadian Union of Local Employees 1482. Last Thursday afternoon, dozens of vehicles and some cyclists circled the Manitoba legislature`s site and honked their horns in protest at the government`s wage stoppage. In the end, the government relied on a much smaller 2.2% reduction in non-essential operating costs. Note: To contact your UNION REP, go directly to the AESES website Letter of the agreement: Joint Committee on Metrics “Students return to university if the economy has a hiccup … and they`re preparing for a growing economy,” Shaw said. “We think it`s time to invest in Manitoba`s universities.” Michael Shaw, president of the Manitoba University Faculty Association, says it`s another blow to its members who will go on strike on November 16 if they fail to reach an early agreement with the university`s administration.
. The province has asked bus drivers in the Winnipeg School Division and some Hydro employees for similar pay stops. Letter of Understanding re: Gender-Based Salary Differentials As faculty members head toward a possible strike, the provincial government continues to find the University of Manitoba find savings in labor costs it was seeking when the COVID-19 pandemic began.