This message, published in the Summer 2018 edition of The Beacon, was written by StFXAUT President Mary Oxner.
The summer in Antigonish was uncharacteristically hot and many of our colleagues were displaced out of their offices for the summer months. Our campus welcomed Special Olympians, coaches, family and friends from across Canada. The Special Olympians provided examples of real joy, comradery and persistence. Hopefully your summer had elements of joy, productivity, relaxation and adventure.
As the days get darker earlier and the students arrive on campus and in the community, we are reminded that the beginning of another academic year has arrived. In this academic year we will engage in processes to gauge your priorities for collective bargaining. Our Collective Agreement expires June 30, 2019 but preparation for negotiations will begin as the term begins.
I am looking forward to welcoming our new Members and in hearing your thoughts about our progress going forward.