“Some parts of our university community have already joined our joint fight against COVID-19 and we are very grateful,” Finance Minister Scott Fielding said in a statement. Interpretation of collective agreements and policies, recruitment procedures, Working Conditions Supervisors/Administrators of Marcie MacDonald Relations Officer 204-474-8393 Marcie.Macdonald@umanitoba.ca supervision Training and Support on Collective Agreements, Human Rights Laws, Labour Standards Agreed for the final year of their four-year collective agreement, in order to renegotiate salaries and administration U, after the Manitoba Labour Board engages the university in an unfair labour practice on government instruction. The union lamented that the university had withdrawn a salary offer. Both sides agreed that day to call in a mediator to help resolve their dispute. 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 making a comment, you accept that CBC has the right to reproduce and publish all or part of that comment, in any manner that CBC chooses. Please note that CBC does not support the views expressed in the comments. Comments on this story are moderated in accordance with our mailing policies. Comments are welcome while open. We reserve the right to comment at any time.
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. “Honestly, we don`t understand. The university refused to explain what this means to us,” he said of the demand for wage reductions, which the province says is due to the pandemic. The government has ordered the university administration to aim for a 2.5 per cent reduction in faculty labour costs as it negotiates salaries for the 2020-21 school year. Initially, the province called on universities, schools and crown groups to find, among other publicly funded institutions, ways to reduce staff costs by up to 30%. The request was strongly rejected by the workers` groups. Ian Froese is a cbc Manitoba journalist. Previously, he worked for newspapers in Brandon and Steinbach. Any idea of a story? E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
“Students go back to university when economics has a hiccup… and they`re preparing for a growing economy,” Shaw said. “We think it`s time to invest in Manitoba`s universities.” The government has opted for a 2.5 per cent faculty reduction because it is the weighted average cost savings of the other three bargaining units: Unifor, the Employee Support Services Association (EESA) and the Canadian Union of Local Employees 1482. Letters of Agreement – UWFA Regular Academic Staff Unit As faculty members head toward a possible strike, the provincial government continues to find the University of Manitoba find savings in labour costs it was seeking when the COVID-19 pande bemicgan.