MAFA reaches two collective agreements

Faculty and Mount Allison University reach tentative agreements

The Mount Allison Faculty Association (MAFA) has signed tentative agreements with the Employer for both its bargaining units.

“This was one of the longest and most difficult bargaining periods in our history”, said Richard Hudson, MAFA President. Starting in May 2010, followed by two months of conciliation from August to October, and another three months of a conciliation board process, the negotiations finally reached agreement after the union rejected the proposals of the conciliation board.

Hudson says “I really want to thank our negotiation team, who put in hours of hard work, to finally come to this agreement.”

There are some minor implementation measures still to be worked out, but the tentative agreements mean that the risks of lockout or strike are now over at Mount Allison.

“I’m sure the students will be happy to learn that we finally do have an agreement”, said Hudson.

“The school’s spring break starts next week, and many students, and even parents, had indicated their concern.”

Once the final language of the agreements is worked out, the agreements will be presented for ratification by the union members and by the Board of Regents.

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For further information contact MAFA President Richard Hudson.

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