As one of us wrote in these pages a few weeks ago, the recent University of Manitoba Faculty Association (UMFA) strike stood to win historically significant…
Our success this year will depend on how willing both professors and the administration are to fully accommodate students.
Affected classes resume today.
Confirmation by UMFA members is not expected until late Monday evening.
If we are not able to deal with students in all their complex and dynamic individualism, then education is merely a commodity and professors are simply cogs in the system.
Support who you want on your own time, but dragging 25,676 undergraduate students into labour negotiations is not an appropriate way to represent the student body.
“It kind of felt like they had just taken their ball and gone home” – Mark Hudson, UMFA president
Today, U of M graduate students announced tentative support to faculty in their ongoing strike with administration.
The administration is fighting for a cause it dare not name and seeks to camouflage behind talk of lack of funds.
“I’m hoping that our stance works alongside the current discussions and we’re able to pressure the negotiations to go quicker” – Tanjit Nagra, UMSU president