“This vote should send a clear message to the Board of Governors at Acadia University that it needs to support Acadia’s future and strategic plan by prioritizing, valuing, and investing in faculty,” said AUFA President Andrew Biro. “Our members are determined to get a fair and equitable agreement.”
- a cluster/group hire of Indigenous scholars
- a stable number of full–time faculty to preserve Acadia’s quality educational experience
- improved security, benefits, and wages for part–time faculty
- a salary that keeps up with the cost of living
“We need the Board to show a genuine commitment to the university’s academic mission. A fair and equitable collective agreement is key to this mission. It will ensure good working conditions that allow us to attract and keep excellent faculty who in turn attract and teach our excellent students,” said Biro, “The faculty association would like to avoid job action, but we are serious that we need the Board to engage in meaningful negotiation. Productive bargaining requires two committed parties.”
AUFA is calling on the Board to return to the table with the help of the provincial conciliator in order to reach a fair settlement.
The Acadia University Faculty Association is the certified bargaining agent for 350 full–time and part–time professors, librarians, archivists, and instructors at Acadia University. Follow us on Twitter (@AcadiaFaculty) for further information and updates.
Spokesperson, Acadia University Faculty Association