Negotiating News #12 — Members Ratify Tentative Agreement

The results of today’s ratification vote are in, and we are pleased to announce that a majority of MUNFA members have voted to ratify the tentative collective agreement presented at yesterday’s Special General Meeting. (You can review the agreement by clicking here.)

Yes votes: 601 (87%)
No votes: 88 (13%)
Total turnout: 83% of MUNFA membership

Your collective efforts, through to a historic strike vote and a two-week strike, have won important gains in a number of areas and beat back concessions the administration was intent on imposing. At the same time, we understand that there is much more to be done. It is now time to build on the groundwork laid during this round of bargaining.

Our fight for improved working conditions, including and especially for contractual members, continues. Our fight to improve our university continues! These struggles will be important in the next round of bargaining, and there is much work to be done before then as well.

During the Special General Meeting, many members shared ideas about future campaigns and actions they would like to undertake. If you would like to be involved in shaping the actions MUNFA takes now and in building power for the next round of bargaining, please consider joining the Contract Action Team or signing up to represent your academic unit as a liaison. You can email Tannara Yelland at about both.

In solidarity,
Your Negotiating Committee:
• Jon Church, Medicine (Co-Lead Negotiator)
• Nicole Power, Sociology (Co-Lead Negotiator)
• Dan Duda, QE II Library
• John Hoben, Education
• Nathalie Pender, Grenfell Campus
• Janna Rosales, Engineering & Applied Science
• Ken Snelgrove, Engineering & Applied Science
• Travis Perry, MUNFA Labour Relations Officer (non-voting member)
• Dale Humphries, MUNFA Labour Relations Coordinator (non-voting member)