Robert: MUN Faculty Association votes to strike
Written by Robert Shawn on January 19, 2023
Memorial University’s academic staff have voted in favour of strike action.
90% of membership participated in the vote, with 90% voting “yes” on the matter.
“MUNFA members are fighting for changes that will protect students’ quality of education and improve the university as a whole,” said Ash Hossain, MUNFA President. “During our contract negotiations, the administration has refused to commit to improvements for contract instructors, who do an enormous amount of teaching and some of whom cycle through contracts for decades on end. It has refused to even discuss improvements to the governance of this public institution. And, with the recent tuition increase, it has attempted to balance its budget on the backs of students. None of this is acceptable.”
The Executive Committee of MUNFA, in consultation with the union’s Negotiating Committee, has set a strike deadline of 12:01 a.m. on Jan. 30th.
MUNFA is scheduled to return to the negotiating table with University administration on Monday, January 23rd.