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April 2014 MAFA Executive Newsletter

In this issue: President’s Message Outstanding Student Volunteer Awarded George J. De Benedetti Award Report from the CAUT Aboriginal Staff Forum MAFA Membership Takes a Stand at Recent Annual General Meeting Report on the CAUT Equity and Diversity Forum Report from the CAUT Workshop for Senior Grievance Officers A Note on the Retiring Members’ Party… Read more »

MAFA passes resolution of support for students seeking strike reparations from the administration

For Immediate Release April 20, 2014 Mount Allison Faculty Association passes resolution of support for students seeking strike reparations from the administration At its recent Annual General Meeting members of the Mount Allison Faculty Association (MAFA) voted unanimously in favour of a motion in support of the Mount Allison students seeking reparations from the administration… Read more »

MAFA release on students seeking reparations

For Immediate Release April 20, 2014 Mount Allison Faculty Association passes resolution of support for students seeking strike reparations from the administration At its recent Annual General Meeting members of the Mount Allison Faculty Association (MAFA) voted unanimously in favour of a motion in support of the Mount Allison students seeking reparations from the administration… Read more »

MAFA statement on the false claims of the administration regarding the Faculty Council motion of non-confidence

For Immediate Release April 4, 2014 On April 3, 2014, members of the Mount Allison Faculty Council passed a motion of non-confidence in the President and Provost of Mount Allison University by a resounding majority of 60 to 1.  The motion cited a lack of transparency, a disregard for collegiality and academic principles, and a… Read more »

MAFA reaponse to administration on the non-confidence motion

For Immediate Release, April 4, 2014 Statement of MAFA President Loralea Michaelis on the false claims of the administration regarding the Faculty Council motion of non-confidence On April 3, 2014, members of the Mount Allison Faculty Council passed a motion of non-confidence in the President and Provost of Mount Allison University by a resounding majority… Read more »

Breaking news: the strike is concluded

After 14 hours of negotiating, MAFA and the administration have reached agreements on the back to work protocol and the scope of binding arbitration. The strike is concluded, effective immediately. Faculty and librarians return to work on Monday.

MAFA members return to work

Faculty and librarians at Mount Allison will be returning to work on Monday, February 17, following a three week strike which has ended with both parties agreeing to submit their differences to binding arbitration. Feelings are mixed. “Members are happy to be returning to the classroom. We will be doing everything that we can to… Read more »

Open letter to students and parents

Dear students and parents, Last night MAFA sent out a press release announcing that we were proposing binding arbitration to settle the strike, and a return to classes on Monday as part of this proposed settlement. The administration has distorted this message, claiming that MAFA has accepted the administration’s February 7 proposal for binding arbitration… Read more »

Mt A administration falsely declares an end to the strike

The MtA university community was recently sent a communication from the administration declaring an end to the strike, claiming that MAFA had accepted its proposal for binding arbitration, and announcing the resumption of classes on Monday. This is completely untrue. We have not yet concluded any agreement with the administration on our proposal for binding… Read more »

MAFA proposes return to classes on Monday

Sackville, NB – The Mount Allison Faculty Association is proposing voluntary binding arbitration to resolve its dispute with the administration of Mount Allison University. This proposal would see students returning to class as early as Monday. “We understand that despite our best efforts the collective bargaining process has been exhausted,” said MAFA President Loralea Michaelis…. Read more »