This message, written by StFXAUT President Mary Oxner, first appeared in the Fall 2016 issue of The Beacon.
As we near the end of any year, we often reflect on what transpired during that year. In 2016, we successfully negotiated our 4th Collective Agreement, engaged numerous committees to work on issues which affect our Members, supported our Members through some difficult situations and participated in dialogues at both national and regional levels.
Our 4th Collective Agreement was signed on December 14th, 2016. Consequently, we will require a number of committees to implement various Letters of Understanding (LOUs) attached to that Agreement and to continue the existing work of the StFXAUT. At the beginning of 2017, we will be asking for your input on a number of topics and for your participation on committees which will have a direct impact on our Members‘ workload and working conditions.
As an Association, we are very fortunate and thankful to have many engaged and effective Members working in collaboration.
Have a restful and joyous Holiday Season.