MAFA and Mount Allison ratify new collective agreements

December 16, 2016

The Mount Allison Faculty Association (MAFA) and Mount Allison University have ratified new collective agreements for both the full-time and part-time bargaining units.

“This was a productive round of negotiations,” said Andrew Irwin, MAFA President. Irwin said that the MAFA membership made some gains in both monetary and non-monetary items. The new collective agreements cover the period from July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2019. “We have been able to resolve some long-standing issues which bodes well for the future,” he says.

The agreement includes an average salary increase of 1.7% in each year for all members as well as improvements in compensation and benefits for part time members.

“On behalf of our membership and Executive I really want to thank our negotiation team, who put in many hours of hard work to finally come to this agreement,” Irwin says.

Negotiations were brought to a conclusion in late November and the two parties ratified the deal in early December. MAFA represents approximately 150 full-time and 50 part-time faculty and librarians.