(Sackville, NB) – The Mount Allison Faculty Association (MAFA) is holding a “straw strike vote” today and tomorrow.
Voting starts this evening. Results will be announced by Wednesday morning.
“We had hoped to reach an agreement over the summer” said Rick Hudson, President of MAFA. “But with negotiations stalled, we – along with the Employer – have formally requested that the province name a conciliator.”
A straw strike vote does not give the union the right to call a strike. The legal process leading to job action takes several weeks.
“The purpose of the straw vote is to help the conciliator judge our members’ resolve” said Brian Campbell, MAFA’s Chief Negotiator. “The issues remaining on the table at this time are very important, involving questions of fairness and quality for now and for the future”, added Campbell.
“I remain optimistic” said Hudson. “MAFA is trying hard to achieve a negotiated settlement without a strike, despite Mount Allison’s past history”.
For more information contact: Dr. Richard Hudson, President:
- (506) 364-2331 (office)
- (506) 389-2239 (res.)
PO Box 6314 Sackville NB E4L 1G6 tel:(506) 364-2289 fax: (506) 364-2288 http://personal.nbnet.nb.ca/MAFA e-mail: [email protected]