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Media release: Contract Negotiations at Mount Allison at a tipping point

Media Release · For Immediate Release · December 18, 2019 (Sackville, NB) – The Mount Allison Faculty Association (MAFA) is considering its options after the Minister of Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour’s decision not to appoint a Conciliation Board for the negotiations at Mount Allison University. “We are not surprised by the decision. Such boards… Read more »

MAFA remains committed to negotiating following end of conciliation: Media release

Media Release · For Immediate Release · December 6, 2019 Mount Allison Faculty Association remains committed to negotiating following end of conciliation (Sackville, NB) – The conciliation stage between Mount Allison University and Mount Allison Faculty Association (MAFA) that started on August 27th reached an impasse on November 27th, MAFA has announced. The Provincial Conciliator… Read more »

Mount Allison Faculty Show Resolve in Straw Strike Vote: Media release

Media Release                                   For Immediate Release October 23, 2019 Mount Allison Faculty Show Resolve in Strong Straw Strike Vote (Sackville, NB) – Members of the Mount Allison Faculty Association (MAFA) have voted overwhelmingly in favour of job action in a straw strike vote conducted recently. Members voted 94% in favour of the motion that they are… Read more »

Stephen Law wins two major awards for collective bargaining work (media release)

For immediate release Mount Allison faculty member wins national and provincial awards for contributions to collective bargaining and academic trade unionism The year 2019 will be one of accolades for one faculty member at Mount Allison University, who after many years of effort will receive both national and provincial awards in the same month. The… Read more »

MAFA releases September newsletter

In this newsletter…  Newsletter September 2019 President’s Message Grievance Report Joint Liaison Report MAFA Makes Memorial Donations for Deceased Retired Members National and Regional Meetings Attended Coming Events

MAFA membership elects 2019-20 Executive

At its Annual General Meeting on April 5, 2019, the membership of MAFA elected its 2019-20 Executive as follows: Matt Litvak, President (Biology) Michael Fox, Vice President (Geography and Environment) Loralea Michaelis, Grievance Officer (Politics and IR) Laurie Ricker, Treasurer (Math and CS) Toni Roberts, Collective Bargaining Officer (Sociology) Lori Ann Roness, Part-time Officer (MASSIE,… Read more »

February 2019 Executive Newsletter

In this newsletter …. (available at the link below) President’s Report Collective Bargaining Report Grievance Report Report on CAUT’s Senior Grievance Officers’ Workshop CAUT’s Forum for President’s Report Coming Events listing Newsletter February 2019

Faculty Association makes annual holiday season donations

December 21, 2018 Media Release The Mount Allison Faculty Association (MAFA) has announced its 2018 donations to local charities. “Every year the Mount Allison Faculty Association makes donations to local charities and organizations, as a way of supporting the good work going on in and around Sackville,” says MAFA President Jeff Lilburn. This holiday season… Read more »

December 2018 Executive Newsletter

In this newsletter …. (available at the link below) President’s Report Update on Employment rights of Full-time Academic Staff elected to the Board of Regents Collective Bargaining Report Report from CAUT Aboriginal Academic Staff Conference Grievance Report Joint Liaison Report Precarious Work on the Rise at Canadian Universities Coming Events Newsletter December 2018