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CAUT Defence Fund Trustee Position

MUNFA is seeking nominations or volunteers to fill one position as a CAUT Defence Fund Trustee for our Faculty Association.

The primary purpose of the Defence Fund is to provide strike benefits to Faculty Associations while its members are engaged in a strike or lock-out and experiencing loss of salary. The CAUT Defence Fund dates from 1978, it is formed of Associations that are members of CAUT, and includes 62 member unions representing over 36,000 academics from St. John’s to Victoria.

Each member union appoints a Trustee (Associations with more than 500 members appoint a second Trustee, and those with more than 1,000, a third).

Trustees generally serve two year terms and have two main roles: Firstly, they have fiduciary responsibilities to ensure that monies are used solely to meet the objectives and purposes of the Fund. Secondly, they represent the views and interests of their own Faculty Association.

Some of the specific responsibilities of the Trustee are:

More information about CAUT and the Defence Fund can be found at http://defencefund.caut.ca/ or from the MUNFA office: munfa@mun.ca.

Please submit names of nominees or volunteers, with a short statement indicating your reason for interest in the position, to the MUNFA office by September 2, 2020; the MUNFA Executive shall appoint the Defence Fund Trustee.