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Update on PDTER use to Support Students

As previously noted on July 7, 2020 [1], in response to the University’s decision to move to primarily remote teaching and learning for the Fall 2020 semester, the Parties signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to allow the use of PDTER funds to provide an honorarium to students assisting with course development work to make this transition. The full language of the agreement can be found here [2].

Unfortunately, on August 13, the University informed MUNFA that they would be unable to comply with the previously signed MOU. MUNFA signed the MOU in good faith and was given the understanding that tax implications were taken into consideration by the University administration prior to agreeing. MUNFA’s Executive are looking further into this matter and will provide an update as soon as it becomes available.

If any Academic Staff Member is negatively impacted by this change, or has questions on the matter, please contact the MUNFA Office, munfa@mun.ca [3].