BrandonU, MSVU faculty associations release strike update


Two university faculty associations have released updates on their labour negotiations. The Brandon University Faculty Association (BUFA)–which represents 260 full-time faculty members and 90 contract staff–voted in favour of a strike mandate. According to CBC, the union’s last contract with the university expired in March 2023 and membership is now mobilizing around issues of workload; academic freedom; salaries and benefits; and equity, diversity, and inclusion. BUFA has set a deadline of March 31 to reach a deal with the university before a strike occurs. The Mount Saint Vincent University Faculty Association (MSVUFA) is heading into its second week of a strike. The association hit the picket lines last week and stated that it would continue striking until a tentative agreement is reached with MSVU.

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