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Mount Allison faculty and librarians on strike to protect the academic mission

For Immediate Release – Mount Allison faculty and librarians go on strike on Monday morning to protect the academic mission (January 27, 2013-Sackville, NB) After three days of intensive negotiations between the Mount Allison Faculty Association (MAFA) and the administration, picket lines went up Monday morning at Mount Allison University in Sackville, NB. “We bargained… Read more »

Grand opening of MAFA strike headquarters!

Members of MAFA, students and community members are warmly invited to join the MAFA Executive and Negotiating Team at the opening of our Strike Headquarters, located at 98 Main Street (the former Ducky’s space beside the Bell Aliant shop) this Friday, January 24th at 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. This will be the location of our… Read more »

MAFA sets strike deadline

Sackville, NB – The Mount Allison Faculty Association (MAFA) has set a strike deadline for 12.01 am on January 27, 2014, in a continuing effort to resolve its dispute with the administration over the terms of the next collective agreement. “At our last session at the negotiating table it became clear that our positions remain… Read more »

Negotiations Scheduled to Resume Monday, January 20th

Immediately following the results of the MAFA strike vote last Tuesday evening MAFA contacted the provincially appointed mediator to arrange meetings with the administration so that the parties can begin the work of reaching a settlement as soon as possible. MAFA offered available times on Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. MAFA was told by the… Read more »

Faculty show strong support for strike at Mount Allison

Sackville, NB – On January 13 and 14, 2014, academic staff at Mount Allison University voted overwhelmingly in favour of authorizing the Mount Allison Faculty Association (MAFA) to call a strike if necessary in an effort to reach a deal with the administration. Of full-time faculty and librarians who voted, 86% voted in favour of… Read more »

Welcome to the MAFA collective bargaining website

MAFA is committed to representing the interests of its members. This site has the latest information to help you understand MAFA’s position during the collective bargaining process. MAFA is committed to ensuring that the negotiating process is resolved as quickly and as efficiently as possible and in keeping with the negotiations protocol that was agreed… Read more »

MAFA pleased with news of “no board” from Ministry of Labour

Sackville, NB – On December 20, 2013, the Minister of Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour Jody Carr issued his decision not to appoint a conciliation board in the current labour negotiations between the Mount Allison Faculty Association and Mount Allison University. “We are very pleased with the news. This marks a turning point for labour… Read more »

MAFA makes annual holiday season donations

The Mount Allison Faculty Association (MAFA) has announced its 2013 donations to local charities. “Every year the Mount Allison Faculty Association makes donations to local charities, as a way of supporting the good work going on around Sackville,” says MAFA President Loralea Michaelis. This year MAFA is donating over $4000 to local charities. Earlier in… Read more »