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Mount Allison Strike Ends

CAUT Bulletin Article Published March 8, 1999 The Strike That Should Not Have Happened Members of the Mount Allison Faculty Association ended their twenty-six-day strike on February 15, as a result of a mediated settlement. New Brunswick’s Minister of Labour had appointed Mr. Douglas Stanley, a nationally renowned mediator and former Deputy-Minister of Labour in… Read more »

Is there another mechanism to end the faculty strike?

(Sackville, NB) — Midway through the third week of the faculty strike at Mount Allison University, the Administration still declines to move from its salary offer. Over the weekend the two sides had talks about mechanisms to resolve the dispute. On Friday, February 5, the Mount Allison Faculty Association (MAFA) proposed that the two sides… Read more »

Senator urges end to Mount Allison strike

(Sackville, NB) — Senator Mabel M. DeWare today called on the administration of Mount Allison University to step up its efforts to resolve the faculty strike now entering its third week. “I wish to express my concern about the disruption of classes at Mount Allison University because of a collective bargaining dispute,” Senator DeWare wrote… Read more »

Faculty to Suspend Picketing for Funeral

The Mount Allison Faculty Association will suspend picketing from 1:30 to 3:00 PM tomorrow (February 2). This suspension is to mark the funeral of Mr. John Wilson, a retired member of the Board of Regents of Mount Allison University. Mr. Wilson, former head of Atlantic Industries in Dorchester, N.B. was a long-time member of the… Read more »

MAFA Questions Budget Priorities — Picket Lines Remain

Members of MAFA’s negotiating team met with the University administration in the presence of three students and the Provincial Mediator on Friday, January 29th, in an attempt to find common ground from which to restart negotiations. The meeting was called by Mount Allison Vice-President David Stewart . Stewart, however, had no new offers in response… Read more »

National Support for Mount Allison Faculty

Members of faculty associations from Newfoundland to Manitoba joined faculty from Mount Allison University on the picket line today. This show of support, joined by members of the Mount Allison Staff Association and CUPE Local 1188, was for the demands of professors and librarians for wage parity with faculty at other small universities. Mark Langer,… Read more »

Mount Allison Staff and CUPE Members Join Faculty on Picket Line

Members of support staff unions at Mount Allison University will show their support for striking faculty by joining in a sympathy picket on Thursday January 28. These supporters will join faculty from universites across Canada (Manitoba, Acadia, York, Mount St.Vincent, Carleton, UNB and others) to support demands of the Mount Allison Faculty Association for wage… Read more »

Mount Allison Faculty Association Supports Mesheau’s Call for Intervention

Tantramar MLA Peter Mesheau has called for provincial government intervention in the current labour dispute at Mount Allison University. Mount Allison Faculty Association President George De Benedetti reacted to Mr. Mesheau’s statement by saying that “MAFA has repeatedly indicated it willingness to entertain third party intervention to resolve this dispute. We have confidence that our… Read more »

During the third strike this decade, Mount Allison faculty wonder about the institution’s future

Mount Allison University in Sackville, NB, is in the midst of its third strike in the 1990s, and many faculty and other observers are wondering what the future holds for the institution. Mount Allison is the perennial top small undergraduate university in Canada, but a closer look tells a different story, say the institution’s internal… Read more »

Provincial NDP Leader and President of Canadian Association of University Teachers to Join MAFA Strikers Friday

The Mount Allison Faculty Association strike enters its second day on Friday, January 22nd, with a show of support by Elizabeth Weir and Dr. Bill Graham. Elizabeth Weir, leader of the N.B. NDP, and Dr. Bill Graham, president of the Canadian Association of University Teachers, will join picketers in the morning and will address striking… Read more »