MB appeals ruling to pay UMFA over $19M in damages due to government interference

The Government of Manitoba has appealed the Court of Queen’s Bench Justice Joan McKelvey’s ruling to pay over $19M in damages to the University of Manitoba Faculty Association (UMFA) for interfering with collective bargaining talks in 2016. CBC reports that MB is arguing that McKelvey “made legal errors in awarding damages based on the assumption there would have been a four-year collective agreement and in awarding damages for the costs and wage losses of the 2016 strike.” MB filed the appeal on Wednesday. “We are disheartened that the government has chosen to appeal this decision and prolong the era of government interference in collective bargaining and in the University of Manitoba,” said UMFA President Orvie Dingwall. CBC| Winnipeg Free Press Note: Archived stories may contain dead links or be missing source links.

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