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Conciliation board woes

February 10, 2011

The Mount Allison Faculty Association (MAFA) has rejected the report of the government-appointed conciliation board. According to the Sackville Tribune, the four main sticking points are as follows:

1. Members were concerned that the conciliation board process serves only to disrupt free collective bargaining;

2. The conciliation board report failed to provide specific recommendations for some important outstanding issues;

3. Issues of great importance for the part-time unit were ignored in the report, which recommended an increase that would bring part-time members to a salary of $26,753 for the equivalent of full-time work, with virtually no benefits.

4. The report’s recommended salary offer would see Mount Allison’s salaries fall further behind those of other New Brunswick universities.

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One Comment
  1. fiddlehead permalink
    February 11, 2011 8:18 am

    This is a gutsy move that may help educate the government to the fact that conciliation boards are time-wasters for all concerned and no substitute for serious bargaining at the table.

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