An arbitrator has awarded a salary increase to members of the University of Manitoba Faculty Association (UMFA). The increase will see faculty members receiving increases of 2.25% per year over three years, starting with the 2021-22 academic year. The arbitrator’s decision was based on reasonable advancement considering the salaries of other top research universities in Canada. Faculty will be paid for the duration of last fall’s 35-day strike, and both faculty members and the institution will be expected to make contributions toward a pension award for the strike period. “This ruling helps ensure that we are able to retain the top professors, instructors, and librarians who provide quality public education to students in Manitoba,” said UMFA President Orvie Dingwall. The Star reports that the arbitrator found insufficient evidence to suggest that UManitoba had a recruitment or retention issue. CBC| CTV News| The Star Note: Archived stories may contain dead links or be missing source links.