Number of days since receipt of notice of intention to begin negotiations: 483Number of days since MUN and MUNFA agreed on which Articles would be negotiated: 328

Number of days since MUNFA and MUN actually began collective bargaining: 212

Number of days since MUNFA presented a salary proposal to the administration: 177

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

Currently, MUN pays Academic Staff Members (ASMs) over 3.5 million dollars in “Market Differentials”, a discretionary salary top-up which is in addition to Basic Annual Salary as defined in the Collective Agreement. This amount translates to an annual salary for 65 additional Assistant Professors paid at $54,810 per annum, one step above the floor for this rank. MUNFA’s salary proposal presented to the administration on 16 May 2006 would limit market differentials to about 1/3 of the current level, and go some considerable way in restoring transparency, fairness and equity in salaries at MUN.

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)