Labour Relations Information Hub

As of Monday, Jan. 30, MUNFA is on strike. 

This website contains important updates for studentsemployees and visitors about job action at Memorial. 

This includes information on how to determine if a course section is continuing or paused, which is available here, advice on safely crossing a picket line, and answers to other questions you may have. 

Labour action is a very fluid situation. We will do our best to update this website as soon as information becomes available. The Frequently Asked Questions sections are being continually updated.

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

News

Memorial University announced today that Nursing 4516 (Section 1, St. John’s campus) will resume on Monday, Feb. 6 at 7:30 a.m. with supervision by administrative leadership and already assigned per course instructors. This is a clinical placement course that 69 nurses due to graduate this spring require to complete their program and begin work with local health authorities in a timely manner.

The deadline that MUNFA set for reaching an agreement with Memorial has passed. We anticipate this means strike activity at Memorial campuses may begin on Monday, Jan. 30.

The contributions of MUNFA members to the university community, our shared mission, and particularly to students, are central and vital.   

This is not the outcome we hoped for and we welcome a return to the bargaining table.

Conciliation between Memorial University and the Memorial University Faculty Union (MUNFA), the union representing 800 faculty members, has reached an impasse today.

“The offer on the table represents substantial improvements in terms of salary, increased benefits for term appointments, enhanced parental leave and increased compensation for teaching extra courses,” said Dr. Neil Bose, interim provost and vice-president academic. “We call on MUNFA leadership to take this offer to its membership for consideration before moving forward to strike action that will disrupt the semester for students.”