CBC: U of M strike starts with pickets up Tuesday morning
November 1, 2016 —
University of Manitoba professors are on strike and the course load of thousands of students is in upheaval.
“We know that this is a very stressful time for students, and there will be a lot of questions,” said John Kearsey, vice-president of external relations for the U of M.
“We’re going to put every effort into getting this work disruption over as quickly as possible, because we want our students back in the classroom.”
More than 1,200 faculty members at the Fort Garry and Bannatyne campuses went on strike as of 12:01 a.m. Tuesday. They set up the picket line at 7 a.m.