CANADIAN PROFESSORS STRIKE FOR ACADEMIC FREEDOM
gietz at cc.umanitoba.ca
Thu Oct 26 17:22:11 EST 1995
On October 17, 1995 Professors at the University of Manitoba, Winnipeg,
Canada, went on strike in a bid to stop their administration (fully
supported by a Conservative provincial government) from destroying
academic freedom at our university. This strike is not about money. UMFA
(University of Manitoba Faculty Association) has already offered to
accept reduced wages sufficient to meet the difficult financial
circumstances. The government is demanding the right to downsize by
laying off staff in any department in an arbitrary manner. The proposed
changes to our contract would allow the administration to fire
professors who are challenging conventional wisdom, academics who speak
out on public issues, and faculty who criticize the administration.
WE ARE A TEST CASE AND IF WE FAIL, YOUR UNIVERSITY COULD BE NEXT.
GIVE US YOUR SUPPORT.
We wish to reach concerned academics world wide. If we have intruded
your newsgroup with an off topic message, please excuse us.
For more information please consult http://www.xpressnet.com/umfa
Letters of support to umfa at xpressnet.com
Letters of complaint to Premier Gary Filmon FAX: 204-949-1484
or premier at leg.gov.mb.ca
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