MUNFA and Memorial University reached a tentative agreement late Friday. The deal was reached on the same day as representatives from faculty associations across Canada joined striking MUNFA members on the picket lines and participated in a rally on the steps of the arts and administration building on campus in St. John’s.
Faculty had been on strike since January 30. Three priority items for the Union included improved job security for temporary staff with a clear path to permanency for those who have been with MUN for a long time, post-retirement health benefits, and collegial governance, with its definition in the collective agreement.
Details of the tentative agreement have yet to be announced.