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Tuxedo UMFA march makes some noise

Despite promotion considered problematic by some, an evening strike march through Old Tuxedo proceeded smoothly last Tuesday.

Traffic blocked in solidarity with Wet’suwet’en

Activists blocked traffic on Portage Avenue as part of several rallies organized by Manitoba Energy Justice Coalition on Friday. The rallies were in solidarity with Wet’suwet’en land defenders and in opposition to the Coastal GasLink (CGL) pipeline.

Students Supporting UMFA block administration’s doors

The students, organized by Students Supporting UMFA (SSUMFA), demanded the administration offer faculty a fair deal. The protesters held signs with slogans like, “Listen up Benarroch” — directed at university president Michael Benarroch — and “Get back to bargaining” as they prevented staff from entering the building until 9:30 a.m.

UMFA floods Ewasko, Fielding’s offices with phone calls

Hundreds of University of Manitoba Faculty Association (UMFA) members bombarded the offices of Wayne Ewasko, the provincial minister of advanced education, skills and immigration, and Minister of Finance Scott Fielding with phone calls last week to demand an end to government interference in their negotiations with U of M administration.

UMSU planning Frosh for winter orientation

With in-person classes expected toresume this coming winter semester, UMSU is planning to inaugurate the studentbody’s return to campus with a bash.

Protesters demand RBC divest from fossil fuels

A rally held in solidarity with the Wet’suwet’en’s struggle against the Coastal GasLink (CGL) pipeline took placeOct. 29. Organized byManitoba Energy Justice Coalition (MEJC), the rally’s demonstrators demandingRBC divest from fossil fuel projects.

UMFA on strike

Picketers will line the entrances to the Fort Garry and Bannatyne campuses for the second time in five years after Monday’s negotiations between the U of M and faculty broke down.

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