We have given our best arguments, publicly protested for the bldg administrator, submitted a petition of about 700 signatures from members to support the settlement of negotiations through neutral third-party arbitration – but the @umanitoba remains motionless. #UMFA2020 #ArbitrateNow pic.twitter.com/p70v8qXKQ2 While the university rejected a Request for a Global News interview, a spokesman said the two sides had agreed in 2016 to renegotiate the four-year salary of the agreement for the fourth year. “We are in the re-opening of the salaries of our collective agreement,” Shaw said. The University and Faculty Association finally ratified a four-year collective agreement that did not include a salary increase in the first year, followed by 0.75 per cent and one per cent increases in the second and third years. The PSSA – the spps legislation passed in 2017 – has passed a two-year freeze on the salaries of public service employees when its existing collective agreements expire. It was declared unconstitutional last June. “We don`t know what else to do, in a collective bargaining situation, if your employer doesn`t move at all and doesn`t come to the table… really, they have no options. Read more: Provisional agreement between the University of Manitoba and the Faculty Association “[We are] in the fourth year of a four-year contract in which there is in fact no salary under the Public Services Sustainability Act (SSA) and illegal interference in free and fair collective bargaining by the provincial government. Adobe Reader is required to view the collective agreement. Text articles only can be provided on request.