Memorial lecturers’ union no longer engaging in conciliation after delays, refusals

Conciliation efforts have reportedly broken down between the Lecturers’ Union of Memorial University of Newfoundland (LUMUN) and Memorial University administration. The union told CBC that there have been repeated delays with the process and noted that they will be in a legal strike position in March. “This is a delay tactic. It’s designed to frustrate the union,” said LUMUN representative Alison Coffin. “We’re just frustrated and tired. We’ve asked quite politely a number of times and we’ve gotten nothing from them.” In the event of a strike, CBC explains that the per-course instructors would not teach classes, which would put final exams in jeopardy.