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Opposition says government missing in action on faculty strike

Both of the provinces opposition parties shared their concerns over the cancelled classes at Memorial University. NTV’s Ben Cleary reports.

Hockey NL announces return of Herder championship series

It will be east against west for the Herder Memorial Trophy for the first time since the Covid pandemic began. 

Hockey NL is bringing back the island-wide championship series this year. NTV’s Colleen Lewis tells us more.

RNC receiving more complaints about traffic safety around school buses

The RNC says there’s been an increase in reported violations of drivers passing school busses when they’re stopped.

Police say they’ve received an increase in complaints regarding traffic safety around school buses, especially on on multi-lane roads.

Your Community: Clarenville to hold tourism-related engagement session

The Town of Clarenville is holding another engagement session this week, on working towards making the tourism industry grow in the region. Here’s NTV’s Beth Penney with Your Community.  

Environmental group developing marine plan for Gros Morne National Park

An environmental group on the west coast is holding meetings this week to come up with a community led marine plan around Gros Morne National Park. NTV’s Don Bradshaw has more in this report.

Made Right Here: New bakery in Harbour Grace

This week on Made Right Here, Danielle travels to Harbour Grace and checks out the new Golden Crust Bakery facility on Harvey Street to see what goes into those tasty treats.

Faculty strike begins at Memorial University

About 800 members of the MUN Faculty Association went on strike at Memorial University Monday morning.

Picket lines went up around the St. John’s campus at 8 a.m. Both sides had been in conciliation talks through the weekend, but hit an impasse on Sunday. The university says it has offered the union a 12 per cent wage increase over four years, while MUNFA is demanding 14 per cent. The union says one of the main sticking points is collegial governance of the university.

The university released the folowing strike information overnight:  

  • All campuses remain open.
  • Classes taught by MUNFA members are paused. Classes taught by non-MUNFA members are expected to continue. Check this website to determine which course sections are expected to go ahead. Courses at the Marine Institute will be going ahead as scheduled. Non-bargaining clinical faculty will continue to teach the Faculty of Medicine’s undergraduate medical education and postgraduate medical education courses.
  • All non-MUNFA employees are expected to continue work as per their current arrangement.
  • MUNFA members have the right to lawfully picket. Pedestrian and vehicle traffic may experience delays when leaving or entering a Memorial campus.
  • There will be no disruption to emergency services.

MUN faculty likely to strike at midnight as negotiations reach impasse

Talks between Memorial University and the faculty union representing 800 members, reached an impasse today. 

With a strike deadline just hours away, the universities faculty union says unless something happens in the next couple of hours – the picket line is the next stop. NTV’s Marykate O’Neill reports.

Southern Avalon communities fear they will soon be left without ambulance services

Communities along the southern Avalon may be losing their only ambulance as the owner of seven private ambulance services gave notice to withdraw the ambulance in a little over 100 days.

NTV’s Marykate O’Neill has the details.

Province marks solemn anniversary of Quebec mosque attack

Today marks six years since six muslim men were killed at a Quebec City mosque, by a lone gunman.

The Confederation Building will be lit up green this evening, to mark the national day of remembrance, and to create awareness of action that needs to be taken, against islamophobia. 

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