Number of days since receipt of notice of intention to begin negotiations: 476

Number of days since MUN and MUNFA agreed on which Articles would be negotiated: 321

Number of days since MUNFA and MUN actually began collective bargaining: 205

Number of days since MUNFA presented a salary proposal to the administration: 170

Number of actual bargaining sessions: 14

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

Before negotiations in 1999, for the purposes of comparing salaries at other Canadian universities, MUNFA and MUN agreed to use the “comprehensive” grouping in the MacLeans University Rankings, which includes Memorial. Universities included in this group, for which Statistics Canada median salary data are available, are Carleton, Simon Fraser, Guelph, University of New Brunswick, Regina, Victoria, Waterloo, Windsor and York. Based on this data for 2004-2005, MUN salaries at all ranks are at least 10% below those of the comprehensive grouping. If Memorial is to continue to recruit and retain ASMs (Academic Staff Members) this salary disparity must be eliminated.

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)