Standing in Solidarity

In 2021-2022, StFXAUT Members provided strike support to the following Canadian Faculty Associations: Acadia University $2,000 Concordia University of Edmonton $1,000 L’Association des professeurs, professeures et bibliothécaires de l’Université Sainte-Anne $1,000 University of Lethbridge $3,000 University of Manitoba $2,000 University of Ontario Institute of Technology $1,000    

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Key Dates from the 5th StFXAUT Collective Agreement

Key Dates from the 5th StFXAUT Collective Agreement[PDF]: April 15: Applications for URPTA, based on research or publication, shall be made to the appropriate Dean, at the Faculty members’ initiative, by April 15 of each academic year. (Article 2.7.1 University Research/Publication/Teaching Awards:3.1) May 15: Each librarian shall submit to the University Librarian a copy of […]

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April 2022 President’s Message

Dear StFXAUT Members, As we approach the start of spring with renewed hope that we will learn to live with COVID-19, we must remain vigilant in order to complete this academic year with minimal disruptions. In this issue of the Beacon, we showcase the work of the Antigonish Emergency Fuel Fund, reflect on the Black […]

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Key Dates from the 5th StFXAUT Collective Agreement

May 31st: The Chair /Coordinator/Director shall inform each Faculty Member, Lab Instructor, and Nurse Educator of the Member’s teaching assignment for the forthcoming Academic year. (Articles 2.0.2:2.1 b, 4.4:8.2, and 5.7:5.0) Faculty Members and Librarians who qualified for a sabbatical leave but the leave was not granted are required to send a letter to their […]

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Laurentian University Situation

This article, published in the Spring 2021 edition of The Beacon, was written by StFXAUT Communications Officer Philip Girvan and CAUT Vice-President Peter McInnis. “I think it’s fair to say we’ve become a poster child for strategic planning in Canadian university sector.” — then Laurentian University (LU) President Dominic Giroux in 2017 On February 1, […]

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Negotiating COVID-19 LOUs

This article, published in the Fall 2020 edition of The Beacon, was written by StFXAUT President Martin van Bommel. The COVID-19 pandemic reached Nova Scotia and impacted all provincial university campuses, resulting in a sweeping mid-March shutdown. Our Members were left scrambling to move their courses, tests, and exams online. During the instructional chaos, the […]

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UNIFOR Local 2107

This article, written by Philip Girvan, StFXAUT Communications Officer, appears in the Summer 2019 edition of The Beacon. The Beacon’s Spring 2018 issue profiled CUPE Local 1636, the Union representing StFX Safety and Security Services employees. This issue profiles UNIFOR Local 2107’s StFX University bargaining unit. StFX employees from the largest of the eight bargaining […]

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Negotiation of the Collective Agreement

This message, published in the Summer 2019 edition of The Beacon, was written by StFXAUT President Mary Oxner. The Fourth Collective Agreement between the Board of Governors of St. Francis Xavier University and the StFXAUT expired on June 30, 2019. What happens when the contract expires?Prior to its expiration, we provided notice of the intent […]

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Key Dates

Some of the upcoming deadlines in the Fourth Collective Agreement include: APRIL: April 1st: • Requests for a twelve month extension to probationary period for those on pregnancy, adoptive, parental or sick leave for a period of at least 25 consecutive weeks. (Article 4.4 Conditions of Employment:1.0) April 10th: • Recipients of the Outstanding Teaching […]

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Unionversity: CUPE Local 1636

This article, written by StFXAUT Communications Officer Philip Girvan, appeared in the Winter 2018 edition of The Beacon. Over the next several issues The Beacon will highlight work performed and challenges faced by the non-academic Unions working at StFX University. This article profiles CUPE Local 1636. CUPE Local 1636 represents StFX Safety and Security Services […]

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