Today marks the third day of the faculty strike at the University of Manitoba. Academic staff at the university hit the picket lines on Nov. 1.
The university and the faculty association returned to negotiations on the second day of the strike – Wed. Nov. 2 – with the help of a conciliator appointed by the province at the request of the University on Oct. 31.
The two parties will resume conciliation today and both parties are hopeful a deal will be reached so that classes affected by the strike may continue.
The last strike by the University of Manitoba Faculty Association was in 2001, and it lasted four days. It concluded with the faculty association and the university agreeing to submit issues to arbitration.
Their longest strike, however, was in 1995 – which lasted 23 days. At the time, it was the second-longest faculty strike in Canadian university history.