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U of M academics announce Nov. 2 strike deadline
Winnipeg Free Press
The University of Manitoba Faculty Association has set a strike deadline of Nov. 2 as academics continue to sound alarms about the need for their employer to address retention and recruitment issues with a better wage offer.

UMFA strike vote overwhelmingly successful (Oct. 19, 2021)
The Manitoban
Members of the University of Manitoba Faculty Association (UMFA) have made clear their overwhelming support for a strike with 85 per cent of the union’s members voting to authorize such action.

U of M faculty vote for strike mandate, union says (Oct. 19, 2021)
Global News
The University of Manitoba Faculty Association has voted overwhelmingly in favour of a strike mandate, with a record turnout voting 85 per cent in favour of a call to strike, should it be necessary.

Manitoba PCs can’t fix nursing shortage with low wages for University of Manitoba instructors, faculty warn (Oct. 19, 2021)
Press Progress
Manitoba’s Progressive Conservative government’s ongoing pressure to keep University of Manitoba faculty wages low will hamper the university’s ability to train the next generation of nurses and healthcare professionals, faculty say.

U of M academics vote in favour of strike action (Oct. 19, 2021)
Winnipeg Free Press
Academics at the University of Manitoba have handed their union a strong mandate to take strike action amid contentious wage negotiations with their employer.

UMFA tells province to stop interfering in negotiations (Oct. 19, 2021)
The Manitoban
The University of Manitoba Faculty Association (UMFA) held a press conference alongside the Manitoba Liberal Party and the Manitoba NDP at the Legislature last Wednesday to call for the provincial government to stop interfering in UMFA’s collective bargaining negotiations.

Union for U of M faculty votes to authorize a strike (Oct. 19, 2021)
CTV News
Members of the union representing more than 1,200 staff at the University of Manitoba have voted to authorize a strike. However, it does not mean a strike will be called.

Strike action authorized by University of Manitoba faculty (Oct. 19, 2021)
CBC
University of Manitoba faculty are in a strike position after 85 per cent voted over the past three days to authorize that action.

U of M Faculty Votes in Favour of Strike (Oct. 19, 2021)
ChrisD.ca
Members of the University of Manitoba Faculty Association have voted to authorize a strike.

U Of Manitoba Strike Vote Continues (Oct. 18, 2021)
Manitoba Post
A three day strike vote is underway by faculty at the University of Manitoba.

University of Manitoba union launches 3-day strike vote (Oct. 16, 2021)
CBC
The University of Manitoba's Faculty Association (UMFA) launched a three-day strike vote Saturday to gauge whether members are in favour of walking off the job, but students say they're being caught in the middle and their education is suffering.

U of M department head details underfunding 'crisis' for faculty, students as strike vote looms (Oct. 13, 2021)
Winnipeg Free Press
The University of Manitoba’s current head of computer science is sounding an alarm about the "ongoing crisis" in his department that has led to unsustainable staff workloads and hundreds of students unable to get into classes.

UMFA calls out Manitoba government (video) (Oct. 13, 2021)
CityNews
The University of Manitoba Faculty Association is calling out the provincial government as they say they’re interfering with negotiations between UMFA and the University of Manitoba. Mike Albanese has that story.

U of Manitoba faculty union says university hemorrhaging talent due to low salaries (Oct. 13, 2021)
CBC
The University of Manitoba Faculty Association says consistently low salaries at the province's largest university are leading to a "brain drain" of talent ahead of a vote on whether to hit the picket lines.

University of Manitoba faculty wants province to leave wage talks alone  (Oct. 13, 2021)
Global News
The University of Manitoba Faculty Association (UMFA) wants to leave negotiations on a new deal with faculty up to their group and the school that employs them — not the provincial government.

What universities can learn from pro sports (Oct. 13, 2021)
Winnipeg Free Press
Shock headline: Professor advocates increasing university salaries.

Union for U of M faculty authorizes strike vote  (Oct. 8, 2021)
CTV News Winnipeg
A strike could be on the horizon for the University of Manitoba, the province’s largest university.

Years Of Wage Freezes Demanded By Manitoba PCs Leading To ‘Brain Drain,’ University Of Manitoba Faculty Say (Oct. 8, 2021)
PressProgress
Manitoba’s Progressive Conservative government is once again pressuring the University of Manitoba to freeze its faculty’s wages.

U Of M Faculty Move One Step Closer To Strike (Oct. 8, 2021)
730CKDM.com
The Association representing the University of Manitoba Faculty (UMFA) says that they want salaries more in line with other universities in the country.

University of Manitoba faculty union authorizes strike vote (Oct. 7, 2021)
Global News
The union representing staff at the University of Manitoba has moved one step closer to a strike.

U of M faculty to hold strike vote (Oct. 7, 2021)
Winnipeg Free Press
As a strike vote looms, faculty at the University of Manitoba say their employer’s low wages — in comparison to other research schools in Canada — continue to hamper recruitment and retention.

University of Manitoba faculty union authorizes strike vote  (Oct. 7, 2021)
Global News
The union representing staff at the University of Manitoba has moved one step closer to a strike.

Union for University of Manitoba professors, librarians, instructors to hold strike vote (Oct.6, 2021)
CBC
Dozens of University of Manitoba staff will soon decide whether or not to hit the picket lines.

UMFA motion on strike vote set for Oct. 6  (Oct. 5, 2021)
The Manitoban
Without a collective agreement since April of this year, the University of Manitoba Faculty Association (UMFA), which represents around 1,200 academic workers including professors, instructors and academic librarians at the university, is calling for a strike vote.

University of Manitoba profs call for strike vote (Sept. 29, 2021)
Winnipeg Free Press
University of Manitoba professors, librarians and researchers are calling for a strike vote after contract negotiations stalled.

Union for U of Manitoba profs, instructors, librarians calls for strike vote (Sept. 29, 2021)
CBC
The union representing professors, instructors and librarians at the University of Manitoba is calling for a strike vote, saying negotiations with the university administration have "stalled."