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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 »

Welcome to the MAFA collective bargaining website

MAFA is committed to representing the interests of its members. This site has the latest information to help you understand MAFA’s position during the collective bargaining process. MAFA is committed to ensuring that the negotiating process is resolved as quickly and as efficiently as possible and in keeping with the negotiations protocol that was agreed… Read more »

MAFA pleased with news of “no board” from Ministry of Labour

Sackville, NB – On December 20, 2013, the Minister of Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour Jody Carr issued his decision not to appoint a conciliation board in the current labour negotiations between the Mount Allison Faculty Association and Mount Allison University. “We are very pleased with the news. This marks a turning point for labour… Read more »

MAFA makes annual holiday season donations

The Mount Allison Faculty Association (MAFA) has announced its 2013 donations to local charities. “Every year the Mount Allison Faculty Association makes donations to local charities, as a way of supporting the good work going on around Sackville,” says MAFA President Loralea Michaelis. This year MAFA is donating over $4000 to local charities. Earlier in… Read more »

NB government to increase operating grant for university

As many of you will have heard by now, the NB government has committed to increase the operating grant for universities in the province by 2% per year for the next two years. It has also allowed for annual tuition increases of 3% per year for the next three years. MAFA welcomes this greater assurance… Read more »

Correspondence: MASA & CUPE

Attachments: A letter of thanks from Loralea Michaelis, MAFA President, to MASA members, Executive, and Negotiating Team, for their support (PDF). A letter from CUPE Local 3433 Executive to MAFA’s Bargaining Team, Executive, and Members-at-Large, in support of MAFA (PDF).

Mount A Employer appoints its chief negotiator

Below you will see a media release sent out by MAFA early this week. Stories based on it have run in the Moncton Times and Transcript (May 21), the Sackville Tribune-Post (May 22) and possibly other outlets. Since the release was sent, MAFA has been told officially that the Employer has appointed Brian Johnston, QC,… Read more »

Mount Allison University announces a balanced budget for 2014

Mount Allison University president Robert Campbell has announced that the Board of Regents has passed a balanced budget for the coming fiscal year, but not all constituencies of the university are impressed. “There is a balance between revenues and expenditures but there is an imbalance when it comes to the priorities of the President and… Read more »