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Tentative agreement reached between University of Manitoba and faculty association

A tentative agreement has been reached by the University of Manitoba and University of Manitoba Faculty Association (UMFA).
A tentative agreement has been reached by the University of Manitoba and University of Manitoba Faculty Association (UMFA). THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods

WINNIPEG — A tentative agreement has been reached by the University of Manitoba and University of Manitoba Faculty Association (UMFA), after a 20-day strike.

The UMFA executive is recommending its members accept the agreement. A vote is expected on Monday.

Classes are set to resume Tuesday Nov. 22, according to a release on university’s website.

The faculty association, which represents professors, librarians and instructors, has been on strike since Nov. 1.

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Negotiating teams made progress on issues including teaching workloads, performance metrics and job protection over the weekend.

The talks resulted in the tentative agreement, which the UMFA executive is recommending their members ratify.

Previously the U of M administration said if a deal wasn’t reached by Nov. 16, the exam schedule could shift, which could mean cutting reading week.

The U of M Students’ Union says they’ll be advocating for a reading week.

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