Number of days since receipt of notice of intention to begin negotiations: 557Number of days since MUN and MUNFA agreed on which Articles would be negotiated: 402

Number of days since MUNFA and MUN actually began collective bargaining: 286

Number of days since MUNFA presented a salary proposal to the administration: 251

Number of actual bargaining sessions: 16

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 administration has not responded to the salary and benefit proposals which MUNFA presented to them over seven months ago. As a result, on 8 January 2007, MUNFA filed a bad faith bargaining complaint with the Newfoundland and Labrador Labour Relations Board (LRB). The administration would normally have ten days to send its response to the complaint to the LRB.

On 17 January 2007, the Negotiating Committees for the both parties met for a short, but frank and open exchange concerning the status of collective bargaining. The administration said that it wished to apply to the LRB for a two week extension to the deadline, a request that would require MUNFA’s agreement. They said they could and would use the additional time �constructively’ with third parties to formulate a response to MUNFA’s proposal on Article 31.

The MUNFA Executive has agreed to this two-week extension. We look forward to a salary and benefits proposal being presented for MUNFA’s consideration by the end of January and will keep all Academic Staff Members advised.

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)