Provincial NDP Leader and President of Canadian Association of University Teachers to Join MAFA Strikers Friday

The Mount Allison Faculty Association strike enters its second day on Friday, January 22nd, with a show of support by Elizabeth Weir and Dr. Bill Graham. Elizabeth Weir, leader of the N.B. NDP, and Dr. Bill Graham, president of the Canadian Association of University Teachers, will join picketers in the morning and will address striking faculty and librarians at 12:30 at strike headquarters (47 Main Street, Sackville).

During the first day of the strike messages of support came in from universities across Canada, and faculty members from the Université de Moncton joined the MAFA members on the picket lines. Many Mount Allison students also showed their support for professors and librarians by bringing refreshments to strikers, or even joining them in picketing.

Students plan a demonstration at the start of the meeting of the Board of Regents on campus in Tweedie Hall (Trueman House) Friday morning at 9:00 a.m.

Early Thursday Mount Allison University administration relented on its earlier threat to cut off striking members from medical care, dental care, long term disability insurance, life insurance, and accidental death and dismemberment insurance.

For more information phone:

Roger Wehrell, President MAFA
536-2968 (MAFA Strike Headquarters)