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Wpg Sun: U of M, UMFA want ‘unfair’ labour board ruling reviewed

February 22, 2018 — 

As the Winnipeg Sun reports: 

A recent labour board ruling that found the University of Manitoba committed “unfair” labour practices prior to a 2016 strike could be reviewed.

The Jan. 29 Manitoba Labour Board ruling found the post-secondary school failed to promptly inform the University of Manitoba Faculty Association (UMFA) about a provincial government-directed one-year salary freeze, as the two sides negotiated a collective agreement. The board ordered the university to pay up to $2,000 compensation to each of the 1,200 employees within the bargaining unit, which translates to a maximum of $2.4 million.

Now both sides of the dispute have filed requests with the board to review elements of its decision.


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