Knowing & Using Your Collective Agreement

The Collective Agreement is central to work life on campus at the University of Manitoba. It governs the numerous tasks and workloads carried out by professors, academic librarians, and instructors who make UofM happen on a daily basis.

The Collective Agreement serves as the best possible tool to keep things running as they should and administrators accountable. It is therefore critical that all Members understand the Collective Agreement in full.

Knowing and Using Your Collective Agreement was developed to bring clarity to some of the more confusing aspects of the CA. Each section of Knowing and Using Your Collective Agreement lays out the groundwork and the practical takeaways that are important for Members to understand so they can continue to maintain the principles that we’ve fought for through collective bargaining and strike action.

When in doubt, however, the language in the CA takes precedence over the descriptions included here. If you have questions or concerns, contact the UMFA office at 204-474-8272 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The files below are in PDF format.  Plain text versions are available upon request.

 

New Hires Fact Sheet: Collective Agreement Essentials

Article 10: Retirement and Reduced Appointments

Article 18: Hiring of Members

Articles 19 and 20: Tenure and Promotion Recommendation Information for Recent Applicants

Section 19.B.1.8 (meetings concerning discipline or investigations)

Tenure and Promotion - Creating Fair and Effective Guidelines (Articles 19A, 20A, and 20B)

Article 19: Teaching Workload Guidelines

Article 27: Research/Study Leave Travel and Expenses

Article 32: Grievance Procedure and Arbitration

Anomalies FAQ

New Hires Fact Sheet

Looking for a brief primer on the Association’s Mandate or your Collective Agreement? Click the images below to read a fact sheet that outlines some Collective Agreement basics and a brief account of the Association’s history and organizational structure. Plain text versions of these documents are available upon request.

To read the CA in full, check out the Collective Agreement page of the website. To read UMFA’s constitution, click here. The standing rules can be found here.

UMFA new hires fact sheet 


Who we are

 

Collective Agreement

Adobe Reader is required to view the Collective Agreement.  Plain text articles can be provided upon request.

The electronic copy of the Collective Agreement has been provided for convenience only. It is not an official copy. The printed Collective Agreement is the legal document with respect to the negotiated terms and conditions of employment of all UMFA Members. To request a paper copy, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Collective Agreement - UM/UMFA 2017-2021

Article number

Article Name

 

Preamble and Objectives

 1

Definitions

 2

Recognition

 3

Management Rights

 4

Past Practices

 5

Association Business, Use of University Facilities and Liaison

 6

Information

7

Benefits

8

Holidays

9

Vacations

10

Retirement and Reduced Appointments

11

Personal Files

12

Outside Professional Activities

13

Transfers

14

Intellectual Property

15

Discrimination, Reasonable Accommodation and Conflict of Interest

16

Working Conditions

17

Academic Librarians

18

Hiring of Members

19

Faculty Rights, Duties, and Responsibilities; Discipline; Appointments and Tenure

20

Promotions

21

Research/Study Leaves and Administrative Leaves

22

Leaves Other than Research/Study Leaves

23

Summer Session and Extended Education Division Instruction

24

Salaries

25

Merit Awards

26

The Anomalies Fund

27

Travel Funds and Expenses

28

Discontinuance of Members' Appointments

29

Childcare

30

Entry of Excluded Administrators and Members of the Board of Governors

31

Stipends

32

Grievance Procedure and Arbitration

33

Legal and Transitional

34

Instructors

35

Performance Evaluations

36

Release Time - UMFA Officers

37

Academic Freedom

38

Internal and External Reviews

39

 Privacy

40

Duration and Renewal

Appendix A

Letter of Understanding re: University Renewal

Appendix B

Letter of Understanding re: Pension Plan Contributions

Appendix C

Letter of Understanding re: Performance Assessment/Evaluation

Appendix D

Extramural Practice Agreement

Appendix E

Intramural Practice Agreement

Appendix F

Letter of Understanding re: Faculty Renewal

Appendix G

Letter of Understanding re: Gender-Based Salary Differentials

Appendix H

Letter of Understanding re: Joint Committee on Metrics

Appendix I Letter of Understanding re: Section-Specific Re-Opener
 

 
Description of the Bargaining Unit

 

Grievance Form

 

Subject Index

IMG 1698

Article 24.1.3