MUN’s Faculty Association criticizes recent public relations spending by university

MUN’s Faculty Association is criticizing MUN’s recent spending. As NTV’s Bailey Howard tells us, this follows the university contracting out for public relations support. 

MUN faculty vote to ratify new four-year collective agreement with university

Members of the MUN Faculty Association have voted to ratify a new four-year collective agreement with the university.

The deal includes a 12 per cent raise over four years, an extra month of pay for teaching-term contract workers, no change to post-retirement benefits, and a committee to review collegial governance.

The deal also recognizes the value and importance of Indigenous forms of knowledge.

Students share views on returning to class after Memorial University faculty strike

Thursday was the first full day of classes at Memorial University after the faculty strike and a partial snow day on Wednesday. NTV’s Bailey Howard reports.

Classes resume at MUN as faculty prepare to vote on tentative deal

Classes resumed at Memorial University after a delayed opening Wednesday. Faculty are back on the job after a tentative deal was reached to end the two-week strike. NTV’s Bailey Howard reports.

MUN students heading back to class on Wednesday

After a 12-day faculty strike, students are going back to class at Memorial University on Wednesday.

Details of the back-to-work plan were released last night after the university and faculty association reached a tentative agreement on Friday.

The academic term will not be extended, so the semester will still end on April 21st. NTV’s Bailey Howard reports.

Memorial University restarting classes Wednesday after tentative deal in faculty strike

Classes and labs will resume at Memorial University on Wednesday, Feb. 15, after a tentative agreement was reached Friday in the faculty strike.

The university released a statement Sunday evening outlining the process: For paused courses, all activity, including tests and assignments, originally scheduled to take place between Jan. 30 and Feb. 15 will be adjusted. Instructors will provide information directly to students about changes to their syllabus. Students were not expected to keep up with course deliverables while courses were paused and are not expected to submit all missed material as soon as classes resume. 

Students with campus jobs should connect with their supervisors to confirm arrangements to resume work interrupted due to the strike. Students with experiential learning and research components (e.g.  co-op work terms, practica) in their programs that were paused during the strike should connect with their supervisors to confirm the details of resumption of work.

The academic term will not be extended; the last day of the semester is April 21. The Senate will convene to discuss any changes and considerations for the disruption to students caused by the strike.

The Feb. 20-24 winter semester break will go ahead as scheduled. 

Tentative deal reached in Memorial University faculty strike

There has been a breakthrough in the 11-day Memorial University faculty strike. The two sides have reached a tentative deal.

“We are pleased to have reached a tentative agreement today,” said Dr. Neil Bose, interim provost and vice-president (academic). “Overall, the contract provides a generous package of improvements to support our valued faculty colleagues, while at the same time maintaining the long-term viability of Memorial University.”

Next steps include ratification by the Board of Regents as well as by MUNFA’s members. The university will not share further details of the tentative agreement while the ratification process is ongoing.

“I would like to express my sincere appreciation to the negotiating teams for both Memorial and MUNFA for their hard work in reaching this agreement, as well as to the many employees who supported our students throughout the labour dispute,” said Dr. Vianne Timmons, president of Memorial University. Further details will be shared directly with students as they become available, including a potential timeline for return to classes.

Contract talks restart to try to end Memorial University faculty strike

Negotiations have restarted to try to end the eight-day faculty strike at Memorial University. Both sides traded written statements Tuesday and they will meet again Wednesday. NTV’s Bailey Howard reports.

Social work students face uncertainty amid MUN faculty strike

A social work student in western Newfoundland is facing uncertainty because of the ongoing faculty strike. NTV’s Don Bradshaw reports.

MUNFA returning to negotiating table with university after one week on strike

Negotiations are resuming at Memorial University after faculty went on strike one week ago.

The MUN Faculty Association released a statement Monday saying that contract talks will resume Tuesday.

“The university has heeded our demands for a resumption of negotiations,” the union said in a statement. “The administration contacted the MUNFA bargaining team to signal they are willing to return to the table to negotiate. The two parties will meet tomorrow (Tuesday) at 9:30 a.m.”

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