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CAUT to Appoint Committee of Inquiry in Thorpe Case

The Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT) has announced that it will form a Committee of Inquiry to investigate the treatment of Prof. Michael Thorpe, says George De Benedetti, President of the Mount Allison Faculty Association (MAFA). “There is still much concern on campus about the treatment of Professor Thorpe, so we are pleased that… Read more »

Conciliation process wraps up at Mount Allison

After a week of work by a Department of Labour conciliator, talks between the Mount Allison administration and the university faculty have reached an impasse. Both sides made some progress on non-monetary issues, but are still far apart on salary scales.” says Roger Wehrell, spokesperson for the Mount Allison Faculty Association (MAFA). At a meeting… Read more »

Mount Allison faculty and librarians back negotiating team in vote by members

Mount Allison professors and professional librarians voted overwhelmingly on Monday, November 23rd to back their Executive and Negotiating Team in their troubled relations with the university administration. Ninety-five percent (95%) of the 91 members of the Mount Allison Faculty Association (MAFA) who voted resolved that they are willing to take job action, including striking, in… Read more »

Faculty calls on administration to reorient its priorities

Mount Allison professors are pleased that the university has led the small-universities group in the MacLean’s Magazine survey once again, but they want the administration to recognize the value of the faculty’s work. “We are gratified that our work is being recognized by MacLean’s magazine, but we don’t know how long we can keep it… Read more »

Mount Allison Faculty Association calls for Conciliator

Citing an “impasse” in its negotiation with the University Administration, the Mount Allison Faculty Association (MAFA) has asked the province’s Minister of Labour to appoint a Conciliator. “Our difficulties in arriving at a new Collective Agreement with the Administration centre on the issues of “quality, equity and respect,” says MAFA spokesperson Roger Wehrell. Mount Allison… Read more »