MUN reaches ten­ta­tive agree­ments with two fac­ulty unions

The Telegram (St. John’s) - - LOCAL -

Af­ter sev­eral months of ne­go­ti­a­tions and a re­ported im­passe in Novem­ber, Me­mo­rial Univer­sity and its two fac­ulty as­so­ci­a­tions — the MUN Fac­ulty As­so­ci­a­tion (MUNFA) and the Lec­tur­ers’ Union of MUN (LUMUN) — have reached ten­ta­tive agree­ments.

The LUMUN agree­ment was reached on Wed­nes­day but be­fore the union rep­re­sent­ing per-course in­struc­tors brings the deal to its mem­bers for a rat­i­fi­ca­tion vote, both sides must sign a me­moran­dum of set­tle­ment.

As for the MUNFA agree­ment, fi­nal­ized Thurs­day, the next step is for the union to bring it to its mem­ber­ship for a vote.

“We knew from the start that find­ing the right bal­ance in these dif­fi­cult fi­nan­cial cir­cum­stances would not be an easy task,” Dr. Noreen Golf­man, provost and vice-pres­i­dent aca­demic, stated on the the MUN Gazette’s web­site.

Reach­ing this stage so early in the win­ter se­mes­ter pro­vides re­as­sur­ance to our stu­dents that their stud­ies and re­search will con­tinue un­in­ter­rupted.”

De­tails of the agree­ments won’t be re­leased un­til such time that both unions have con­ducted their re­spec­tive rat­i­fi­ca­tion votes.

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