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University/UMFA Anomalies Committee now receiving applications

May 20, 2022 — 
The Joint University/UMFA Anomalies Committee will consider applications to correct anomalies in base salaries of UMFA Members. 

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Snow covers the ground and trees stand in the Quad in winter 2022, with Tier Building in the background. // Photo from Jack Rach

Arbitrator shares decision with UM and UMFA

March 29, 2022 — 
President Benarroch committed to stability for students and rebuilding relationships

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People walk outside UMSU University Centre in winter 2022. // Photo by Jack Rach

UM and UMFA begin binding interest arbitration process

March 9, 2022 — 
Members of UM community invited to watch proceedings

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Students walk the path in front of Tier Building on Fort Garry campus in winter 2020.

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Academic schedule changes for Fall Term 2021 and Winter Term 2022

December 10, 2021 — 
Adjustments have been made to the previously released academic schedule to allow for a full Winter Term Break (Reading Week) during the initially scheduled time of Feb. 22 to 25, 2022

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Students walk the path in front of Tier Building on Fort Garry campus in winter 2020.

Our shared commitment and the path forward

December 7, 2021 — 
A message from Dr. Michael Benarroch, President and Vice-Chancellor

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Buller Building on Fort Garry campus on Nov. 18, 2021. // Photo from Chris Reid

UMFA ratifies agreement: classes resume Dec. 7

December 7, 2021 — 
Last night, UMFA members voted to ratify an agreement with the university to enter into binding arbitration.

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Fort Garry campus in winter, showing Tier Building. // Photo from Chris Reid

Classes anticipated to resume Tuesday; UM and UMFA reach tentative agreement

December 6, 2021 — 
The University of Manitoba and the University of Manitoba Faculty Association (UMFA) reached a tentative agreement to enter binding arbitration

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Fort Garry campus in winter, showing Tier Building. // Photo from Chris Reid

Status of the University of Manitoba/UMFA collective agreement negotiations

November 26, 2021 — 
Mediator believes only path forward is arbitration

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Fort Garry campus in winter

University outlines its support for arbitration

November 22, 2021 — 
The mediator working with the University of Manitoba and UMFA on negotiating a new collective agreement recommended binding arbitration as the path to resolving the strike and getting students back to class in a timely way

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UMSU University Centre in winter, Nov. 2021

UM accepts mediator’s recommendation for binding arbitration, UMFA does not

November 21, 2021 — 
This weekend, the mediator recommended binding interest arbitration as the best path forward to end the strike and reach a fair collective agreement for UMFA members

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