MAFA Ratifies Collective Agreement extension

Media Release                                                  For Immediate Release

December 16, 2021

MAFA Ratifies Collective Agreement extension

(Sackville, NB) – The Mount Allison Faculty Association (MAFA) announces that the full-time and part-time faculty and librarians of Mount Allison University have approved a two-year extension of the full-time and part-time collective agreements. The agreement with the Employer was signed today.

Over 90% of the members voting supported the proposal, in which the two collective agreements now run until June 30, 2024. Seventy percent of all members participated in the on-line vote. All employees get pay increases over the term of the extension and there is increased seniority pay for part-time members as well as a significant improvement in workload.

MAFA president Erin Steuter says that she is “very pleased with the level of participation in the vote late in the term during the pandemic, and I want to thank our Executive and the membership for their work and engagement on these issues.”

She also said that making progress on workload has been important to members for a number of years. “Providing long-term assurance of replacement of faculty members and librarians on sabbatical leave is not only good for our members but for our academic programs and the students who rely on them,” she said.

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For more information contact:

Erin Steuter, mafa@mta.ca