Solidarity Winnipeg supports members of the University of Manitoba Faculty Association (UMFA) in their strike against their employer and will continue to stand with UMFA members on the picket line!
See below on where to join picket line and other ways to support.
UMSAN has gathered over 500 signatures of students supporting UMFA and are holding teach-ins on the picket line.
We have CUPE 3909 members involved in Solidarity Winnipeg who have been active on the picket line.
Solidarity Winnipeg unanimously adopted support for UMFA on Nov. 5 and are calling on others to support UMFA on the picket line.
So far there has been good support for UMFA members, but strikes are difficult and need continued support to win this fight.
We encourage people to support UMFA members on the picket line, which will occur Monday to Friday, 7:00am to 5:00pm, until an agreement is reached between members and the employer.
There are 4 picket lines at the Fort Garry campus:
Chancellor Matheson Rd @ Pembina Hwy,
University Crescent North,
University Crescent South,
and King’s Drive.
On the Bannatyne campus, the picket line is at 727 McDermot Ave (outside the Brodie Centre).
We hope UMFA members are successful in their strike and others in Winnipeg (and beyond) are inspired to take direct action to change their schools, workplaces, and communities.
Keep checking-in out the UMFA website to stay updated: www.umfa.ca
If you want to learn more about the big picture of how the strike relates students and faculty, check out this event:
“The Strike: Faculty, Students and Tuition” hosted by the U of M Student Action Network (UMSAN) on November 10, 2016, 4pm-6pm at the Hive (515 Portage Ave). David Camfield, a member of Solidarity Winnipeg, will be giving a presentation at this event.
Find out more: https://www.facebook.com/events/1605947413034456/
UMSAN is also organizing a series of teach-ins on the picket line. On their Facebook event page they write, “We do not need to wait for the University of Manitoba administration to put forward a fair deal for professors, librarians and instructors for us to continue learning.”
Find out more: https://www.facebook.com/events/571109639760458/