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Lukács denied salary increase

Math prof says he is being punished for taking UManitoba to court over academic standards

A University of Manitoba professor who took the school to court over academic standards has been denied his annual salary increase. Gábor Lukács, an assistant professor in the mathematics department, told the Winnipeg Free Press, that he noticed the discrepancy on his most recent pay stub. Under the collective agreement Lukács should have received an annual bump of $2,000. While the agreement permits the university to deny salary increases for unsatisfactory performance, faculty are suppose to be informed when that happens. “I received no letter, no justification,” Lukács said. Lukács was suspended for three months without pay last fall when he filed an application in Manitoba court to reverse a decision to waive an exam requirement for a PhD student. Officially the university suspended the math professor for revealing private details about the student. Lukács believes he was denied his raise as part of a campaign to punish him. The university did not comment on the specifics of the case.

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