Number of days since receipt of notice of intention to begin negotiations: 504

Number of days since MUN and MUNFA agreed on which Articles would be negotiated: 349

Number of days since MUNFA and MUN actually began collective bargaining: 233

Number of days since MUNFA presented a salary proposal to the administration: 198

Number of actual bargaining sessions: 15

Of 31 total Articles, number to be negotiated: 6

Number of Articles agreed: 0

Amount of money offered towards salaries or benefits by the administration: $0

The MUNFA Negotiating Committee presented a proposal to the administration on Article 31, Salaries and Benefits, on May 16, 2006. One of the primary goals of that proposal is to see that Memorial academic salaries remain competitive with similar comprehensive Canadian universities. Although the administration has not responded to our proposal, the MUNFA Negotiating Committee is optimistic based on information available on the Board of Regents web page at Approved by the Board of Regents on February 26, 1999 was that any increases received by the President shall be “of the same percentage magnitude as any general salary increases awarded to the faculty exclusive of step increments, in accordance with the Collective Agreement” between MUN and MUNFA. And on September 14, 2006 the Board increased the President’s salary 12 – 15% effective September 1, 2005 following a comparison of Dr. Meisen’s salary with 21 other university presidents across Canada.

MUNFA Negotiating Committee:

  • Jon Church (Medicine) Chief Negotiator
  • George Jenner (Earth Sciences)
  • Dorothy Milne (Q.E. II Library)
  • Richard Rivkin (Ocean Sciences Centre)
  • Lili Wang (Pharmacy)
  • Paul Wilson (SWGC)
  • Marian Atkinson (MUNFA Executive Officer, non-voting member)