Faculty associations at Memorial, CBU begin strikes as strike looms at SMU, UQAR


Strikes have begun at Memorial University and Cape Breton University, while the threat of a strike has begun to loom on the campuses of Saint Mary’s University and Université du Québec à Rimouski. The Memorial University of Newfoundland Faculty Association (MUNFA) is officially on strike. As a result, classes taught by MUNFA members have been cancelled and in-person access to the Student Aid Office at Coughlan College has been suspended temporarily. Cape Breton University Faculty Association members have begun a strike and are calling for a pay raise and changes for how the university deals with international students. CBC reports that faculty strikes may be looming at SMU, where full-time faculty voted 98% in favour of a strike mandate last week, as well as at UQAR, where 94% of the Syndicat des professeurs et des professeures de l’UQAR voted in favour of a strike mandate.