Posts By: MAFA webeditor

Regarding the administration’s media campaign…

Yesterday the Provost sent an email to students, staff, faculty and librarians regarding the strike. The email reiterates claims and allegations that have appeared for some time on the administration’s website. It would be fruitless to engage directly with the misrepresentations and mistruths in the materials that the administration is putting before the public. They… Read more »

An open letter to Psychology Honours Students + Addendum

Dear students, We are deeply troubled by the recent news we have received that you have been advised by the administration to discontinue your honours research projects, even though your supervisors made deliberate and careful arrangements with you to ensure that your research would not be needlessly interrupted during a strike. We hope that you… Read more »

Solidarity Rally for MAFA, Friday January 31

Academic staff from all across Canada will be arriving in Sackville on Friday, January 31 to show their solidarity with the faculty and librarians of the Mount Allison Faculty Association (MAFA), who have been on strike since Monday January 27. The Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT) Defence Fund has over 20,000 members from 50… Read more »

Message to students on the first day of the strike

Dear Mount Allison Students, MAFA wants you to know that both teams negotiated throughout the weekend, exchanging proposals and hoping to reach a settlement. Regrettably, this did not happen. We recognize that a strike creates a challenging situation for students. Please be assured that we want to get back to our classrooms, labs, and desks… Read more »

Mount Allison faculty and librarians on strike to protect the academic mission

For Immediate Release – Mount Allison faculty and librarians go on strike on Monday morning to protect the academic mission (January 27, 2013-Sackville, NB) After three days of intensive negotiations between the Mount Allison Faculty Association (MAFA) and the administration, picket lines went up Monday morning at Mount Allison University in Sackville, NB. “We bargained… Read more »

Grand opening of MAFA strike headquarters!

Members of MAFA, students and community members are warmly invited to join the MAFA Executive and Negotiating Team at the opening of our Strike Headquarters, located at 98 Main Street (the former Ducky’s space beside the Bell Aliant shop) this Friday, January 24th at 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. This will be the location of our… Read more »

MAFA sets strike deadline

Sackville, NB – The Mount Allison Faculty Association (MAFA) has set a strike deadline for 12.01 am on January 27, 2014, in a continuing effort to resolve its dispute with the administration over the terms of the next collective agreement. “At our last session at the negotiating table it became clear that our positions remain… Read more »

Negotiations Scheduled to Resume Monday, January 20th

Immediately following the results of the MAFA strike vote last Tuesday evening MAFA contacted the provincially appointed mediator to arrange meetings with the administration so that the parties can begin the work of reaching a settlement as soon as possible. MAFA offered available times on Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. MAFA was told by the… Read more »

Faculty show strong support for strike at Mount Allison

Sackville, NB – On January 13 and 14, 2014, academic staff at Mount Allison University voted overwhelmingly in favour of authorizing the Mount Allison Faculty Association (MAFA) to call a strike if necessary in an effort to reach a deal with the administration. Of full-time faculty and librarians who voted, 86% voted in favour of… Read more »