Labor Issues

Mt. A students protest tuition rebate decision - March 2014

Despite the administration’s assurances,a student-led group at Mount Allison University says they aren’t getting what they paid for following a three-week faculty strike and they are going to be fighting the administration’s decision not to issue a tuition rebate. More…

Faculty motions seen as ‘wake-up call’ at UNB - March 2014

Non-confidence motions against University of New Brunswick’s senior administration are aimed to send a “wake-up call” to president Eddy Campbell and others that are steering the school in the wrong direction, according to the chairwoman of one of the first faculties to register its dissent through a vote. More… 

Post-strike dissension evident at UNB - March 2014

Dissension among the ranks at the University of New Brunswick has led several of the school’s faculties to move on non-confidence motions against senior administration. More…

A Conservative Defense of Tenure - February 2014

A standard feature of conservative and libertarian attacks on higher education is a polemic against tenure. More… http://chronicle.com/blogs/conversation/2014/02/11/a-conservative-defense-of-tenure/

True value of teacher evaluations questioned by national university association director - February 2014

Students and university administrators may like them, but professors are split on the value of student evaluations of their teaching abilities. More…

To My Tenured Colleagues - October 2013

Why is it that we, the lucky ones, try so hard to divorce ourselves from those who have not had the same breaks? More...

Adjunct professors are the new working poor - September 2013

That's what an astonished caseworker at Adult Protective Services asked about Margaret Mary Vojtko when informed of the 83-year-old woman's destitute situation, according to an op-ed in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. More...

Conservative-dominated Senate blocks union disclosure bill - June 26 2013

The Conservative-dominated Senate wrapped up one of its most difficult sittings in recent memory by flexing its legislative muscle, breaking ranks with the government to block a union-disclosure bill from becoming law. More...

Conciliation Boards - December 2012

The FNBFA is very concerned about the imposition of “Conciliation Boards” by the provincial government in university collective bargaining over the last few years. More…

The Future Health of NB Universities Pitted Against Bureaucratic Convenience - January 2011

On the 3rd of November, the Postsecondary Education, Training and Labour Minister, Martine Coulombe, revived a questionable policy of the failed Liberal government by appointing a conciliation board to intervene in the collective bargaining process at Mount Allison. More…