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MAFA Membership rejects Conciliation Board Report

By a margin of 55% to 45%, Mount Allison Faculty Association (MAFA) members rejected the Report of the Conciliation Board on the labour dispute between the union and the employer. The vote was held on February 8th and 9th. The union has informed the Ministry of Labour of its rejection. The union negotiating team will… Read more »

Faculty Association makes annual holiday season donations

The Mount Allison Faculty Association (MAFA) has announced its 2010 donations to local charities. “Every year the Mount Allison academic staff makes donations to local charities, as a way of supporting our community,” says MAFA President Richard Hudson. This year MAFA is donating $2500 to local charities, after having provided financial support to educators in… Read more »

MAFA Reaction to Minister’s appointment of Concilation Board

MAFA Reaction to Minister Coulombe’s action Mount Allison Faculty Association President Richard Hudson reacted today to the decision of the Minister of Labour, the Hon. Martine Coulombe, to call a Aconciliation [email protected] in the labour negotiations between Mount Allison University and the Mount Allison Faculty Association (MAFA). A conciliation board is a three-person panel which… Read more »

Faculty Association holds Research and Creative Activity Fair

Faculty Association holds Part-Time Research and Creative Activity Fair In an effort to shed light on the research and creative contributions of part-time faculty, the Mount Allison Faculty Association recently held a Research and Creative Activity Fair of the work of part-timers. “Our part-time members are paid by the course and they earn only a… Read more »

MAFA applies for Conciliation

Mount Allison Academic Staff applies for conciliation The Mount Allison Faculty Association, which is the certified bargaining agent for almost 200 full-time and part-time faculty and librarians at Mount Allison University, recently applied to the provincial Department of Labour for conciliation. “Our negotiating team met with the Employer team 23 times over a month from… Read more »

Faculty Association makes holiday season donations

The Mount Allison Faculty Association (MAFA) has announced its 2006 donations to local charities as well as to relief efforts farther afield. “Every year the Mount Allison academic staff donates $3000 to charity,” says MAFA President Paul Berry. This year $1000 was donated to international relief for students and academic staff in response to natural… Read more »

Faculty Association votes to extend current collective agreement

Faculty and Librarians represented by the Mount Allison Faculty Association (MAFA) have voted to accept a proposal to extend the current collective agreement with Mount Allison University. Currently, Mount Allison faculty and professional librarians are working under the last year of a four-year collective agreement. Negotiations for a new agreement were to have started this… Read more »

Faculty Association expresses disappointment over Presidential search committee

The Mount Allison Faculty Association (MAFA) is disappointed over the recently-announced composition of the search committee charged with recommending a new permanent President for Mount Allison. “The norm in Canada is that university academic staff make up about one-third of the members of a Search Committee for a President,” says MAFA President Prof. Paul Berry…. Read more »

Academic Vice President’s Resignation a concern for Mount Allison Faculty

For the second December in a row, Mount Allison University lost a senior academic administrator, and it is causing concern among the university’s faculty. “The recent resignation of the Vice-President (Academic and Research) indicates a serious crisis in administrative leadership within Mount Allison University,” says Professor Paul Berry, President of the Mount Allison Faculty Association… Read more »

Will the Chill Return to Mount Allison?

The faculty at Mount Allison University were very disappointed when they found out on February 22 that the Board of Regents has refused to accept the Mount Allison Faculty Associations’s elected representative to the search committee for an interim University President. After the resignation of President Wayne MacKay, the chair of the Board, Robert Winters,… Read more »