Knowing & Using Your Collective Agreement

The Collective Agreement is central to work life on campus at the University of Manitoba. It governs the numerous tasks and workloads carried out by professors, academic librarians, and instructors who make UofM happen on a daily basis.

The Collective Agreement serves as the best possible tool to keep things running as they should and administrators accountable. It is therefore critical that all Members understand the Collective Agreement in full.

Knowing and Using Your Collective Agreement was developed to bring clarity to some of the more confusing aspects of the CA. Each section of Knowing and Using Your Collective Agreement lays out the groundwork and the practical takeaways that are important for Members to understand so they can continue to maintain the principles that we’ve fought for through collective bargaining and strike action.

When in doubt, however, the language in the CA takes precedence over the descriptions included here. If you have questions or concerns, contact the UMFA office at 204-474-8272 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The files below are in PDF format.  Plain text versions are available upon request.


Collective Agreement Primer

Recorded Lectures, Student Accommodation, and Intellectual Property: Your Concerns, Your Rights

Article 10: Retirement and Reduced Appointments

Article 18: Hiring of Members

Articles 19 and 20: Tenure and Promotion Recommendation Information for Recent Applicants

Section 19.B.1.8 (meetings concerning discipline or investigations)

Tenure and Promotion - Creating Fair and Effective Guidelines (Articles 19A, 20A, and 20B)

Article 19: Teaching Workload Guidelines

Article 27: Research/Study Leave Travel and Expenses

Article 32: Grievance Procedure and Arbitration

Anomalies FAQ

Collective Agreement Primer (New Hires Fact Sheet)

Looking for a brief primer on the Association’s Mandate or your Collective Agreement? Click the images below to read a fact sheet that outlines some Collective Agreement basics and a brief account of the Association’s history and organizational structure. Plain text versions of these documents are available upon request.

To read the CA in full, check out the Collective Agreement page of the website. To read UMFA’s constitution, click here. The standing rules can be found here.


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Collective Agreement

Adobe Reader is required to view the Collective Agreement.  Plain text articles can be provided upon request.

The electronic copy of the Collective Agreement has been provided for convenience only. It is not an official copy. The printed Collective Agreement is the legal document with respect to the negotiated terms and conditions of employment of all UMFA Members. To request a paper copy, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Collective Agreement - UM/UMFA 2021-2024

UMFA CA 20212024