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 »
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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 »
“Academic staff at Mount A unable to reach agreement with university,” Sackville Tribune-Post, January 8, 2014.
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 »
We are pleased to report that the Administration has agreed to MAFA’s proposal to put the possibility of any labour action, including a strike vote or a lockout, on hold until January 6, 2014.
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 »
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 »
As many of you will have heard by now, the NB government has committed to increase the operating grant for universities in the province by 2% per year for the next two years. It has also allowed for annual tuition increases of 3% per year for the next three years. MAFA welcomes this greater assurance… Read more »
Attachments: A letter of thanks from Loralea Michaelis, MAFA President, to MASA members, Executive, and Negotiating Team, for their support (PDF). A letter from CUPE Local 3433 Executive to MAFA’s Bargaining Team, Executive, and Members-at-Large, in support of MAFA (PDF).
Below you will see a media release sent out by MAFA early this week. Stories based on it have run in the Moncton Times and Transcript (May 21), the Sackville Tribune-Post (May 22) and possibly other outlets. Since the release was sent, MAFA has been told officially that the Employer has appointed Brian Johnston, QC,… Read more »