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, one of the supporting picketers from Carleton University, said that “… faculty across the country are shocked at how low salaries are at Mount Allison. Mid-career salaries at most universities are higher than the top salaries at Mount Allison”.

George De Benedetti, President of the Mount Allison Faculty Assocation said “We are very grateful for this strong show of support for our position in this dispute”.

The faculty at Mount Allison are among the lowest paid in Canada and have been on strike for eight days to support their wage demands.

For more information contact:

Prof. George De Benedetti, President
Mount Allison Faculty Association
(506) 536-2968 (strike headquarters)
(506) 536-2396 (Home)
FAX (506) 536-0200
email: mafa@nbnet.nb.ca
Website: http://personal.nbnet.nb.ca/MAFA