Wpg Sun: U of M, UMFA want ‘unfair’ labour board ruling reviewed
February 22, 2018 —
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.