The lasting lesson from the MUN Strike
The nearly two-week labour dispute between Memorial University and the university's faculty association finally came to an official end in late February when the faculty ratified a new collective agreement. The new deal includes higher wages and formalized commitments to support collegial governance.
But while students are back in class, there are still lessons to be learned from the strike.
One of the lessons is about the importance and power of normalizing the dignity of labour — the idea that all types of occupations deserve to be valued and respected.
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