Strike averted at UWinnipeg

Tentative agreement reached between faculty and administration at 11th hour

After an intensive 14 hour round of negotiations between the University of Winnipeg faculty Association and the administration, a tentative agreement has been reached, narrowly avoiding the first faculty strike in the university’s history. A strike deadline of 12:01 am had been set by faculty.

The new agreement will be brought to members for ratification on Friday.

UWFA spokesperson Shannon Sampert said she would not be able to provide further details at this point. Classes will resume as usual Thursday.

The faculty association was seeking an 8.4 per cent increase over a three year contract, while the university was offering 3.7 per cent.

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