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Academic Freedom Violated at Mount Allison

(Sackville, New Brunswick) — The Committee of Inquiry into the complaint of Professor Michael Thorpe (and the Mount Allison Faculty Association) has now published its report. Professor Thorpe retired from the university after long and distinguished service. He was refused by the then Vice-President Academic an appointment to teach an extension course for which he… Read more »

Tuition Fee Hike Not Due to Faculty Salary Increases

(Sackville, NB) – Mount Allison students will pay more for tuition next year, but not because of faculty and staff salary increases, says Dr. Robert Rosebrugh, President of Mount Allison Faculty Association. Mr. David Stewart Mount Allison’s Vice-President Administration was quoted recently in the Moncton Times & Transcript as saying, “one reason for the hikes… Read more »

Faculty Association Wins Second Strike Arbitration

(Sackville, NB) – The 26-day strike in January and February of this year by the Mount Allison Faculty Association ended in a mediated settlement on Feb. 15. Still at issue was the salary remuneration for professors and librarians while on sabbatical leave. The employer had earlier agreed to pay 90 per cent of a faculty… Read more »

Retired Professor Turns Down Honour

(Sackville, NB) — Dr. Charles H. Scobie, a retired and distinguished Professor of Religious Studies at Mount Allison, has refused to accept an appointment as Professor Emeritus recently made by the Board of Regents. He was to have been honoured at the upcoming May 10 Convocation at Mount Allison University. Dr. Scobie, is protesting the… Read more »

Mount Allison Strike Ends

CAUT Bulletin Article Published March 8, 1999 The Strike That Should Not Have Happened Members of the Mount Allison Faculty Association ended their twenty-six-day strike on February 15, as a result of a mediated settlement. New Brunswick’s Minister of Labour had appointed Mr. Douglas Stanley, a nationally renowned mediator and former Deputy-Minister of Labour in… Read more »

Is there another mechanism to end the faculty strike?

(Sackville, NB) — Midway through the third week of the faculty strike at Mount Allison University, the Administration still declines to move from its salary offer. Over the weekend the two sides had talks about mechanisms to resolve the dispute. On Friday, February 5, the Mount Allison Faculty Association (MAFA) proposed that the two sides… Read more »

Senator urges end to Mount Allison strike

(Sackville, NB) — Senator Mabel M. DeWare today called on the administration of Mount Allison University to step up its efforts to resolve the faculty strike now entering its third week. “I wish to express my concern about the disruption of classes at Mount Allison University because of a collective bargaining dispute,” Senator DeWare wrote… Read more »

Faculty to Suspend Picketing for Funeral

The Mount Allison Faculty Association will suspend picketing from 1:30 to 3:00 PM tomorrow (February 2). This suspension is to mark the funeral of Mr. John Wilson, a retired member of the Board of Regents of Mount Allison University. Mr. Wilson, former head of Atlantic Industries in Dorchester, N.B. was a long-time member of the… Read more »

MAFA Questions Budget Priorities — Picket Lines Remain

Members of MAFA’s negotiating team met with the University administration in the presence of three students and the Provincial Mediator on Friday, January 29th, in an attempt to find common ground from which to restart negotiations. The meeting was called by Mount Allison Vice-President David Stewart . Stewart, however, had no new offers in response… Read more »

National Support for Mount Allison Faculty

Members of faculty associations from Newfoundland to Manitoba joined faculty from Mount Allison University on the picket line today. This show of support, joined by members of the Mount Allison Staff Association and CUPE Local 1188, was for the demands of professors and librarians for wage parity with faculty at other small universities. Mark Langer,… Read more »