Labour Relations Information Hub

This website contains information for the university community regarding labour negotiations with the unions of Memorial University.

Updated: Feb. 16, 2024

Information and updates on current negotiations with the Lecturers Union of Memorial University of Newfoundland (LUMUN) will be shared on this website.

Important updates will also be issued via email to students at their email address and to employees via Newsline.



As noted in the university’s Feb. 8 update, the Lecturers’ Union of Memorial University of Newfoundland (LUMUN) has advised the conciliator that they are not prepared to continue with the conciliation process.

On Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2024, the conciliator submitted their report to the provincial minister responsible for labour indicating that negotiations had come to a standstill. The minister accepted this report, which triggered a 15-day cooling off period. At the end of this period, the union will be in position to take a strike vote as of Feb. 29, 2024.

Memorial University and the Lecturers Union of Memorial University of Newfoundland (LUMUN) have been meeting with the aid of a provincial conciliator since spring 2023 on a revised collective agreement. LUMUN is the union representing per course instructors, who are individuals that teach up to two courses per semester in academic units across the university.