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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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Your 2018-2019 Executive Committee

Mary Oxner, President email: mmoxner@stfx.ca Rachel Hurst, Vice President email: rahurst@stfx.ca Brad Long, Past President email: blong@stfx.ca Clare Fawcett, Secretary email: cfawcett@stfx.ca Martin van Bommel, Treasurer email: mvanbomm@stfx.ca Ken MacAulay, Co-Chief Grievance Officer email: kmacaula@stfx.ca Christie Lomore, Co-Chief Grievance Officer email: clomore@stfx.ca Chris Frazer, Member at Large email: cfrazer@stfx.ca Karen Kenny, Member at Large email: […]

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This announcement, written by Susan MacKay, originally appeared in the Summer 2016 edition of The Beacon. Please note there will be a Regular Meeting of the StFXAUT on Monday, September 19th at 5:00pm in the Schwartz Auditorium. Light refreshments, vegetarian and gluten-free options, and coffee/tea will be served at 4:30pm. On behalf of the StFXAUT […]

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CAUT Launches a Guide to Read University and College Financial Statements

The message below was originally published by the CAUT. It appears in the Summer 2016 edition of The Beacon. (Ottawa – September 8, 2016) Knowing how to read and analyze post-secondary financial statements is the best way to understand how much money a college or university has and how that money is spent.  CAUT’s Guide […]

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In Support of and in Solidarity with Our Community Members

This update, by Susan MacKay, originally published in the Summer 2016 Edition of The Beacon. The StFXAUT Executive provided a $1,000 donation to the Concordia University Faculty Association (CUFA) in support of Dr. Homa Hoodfar.  To learn more about how you, too, can support Dr. Hoodfar, please visit the Free Homa Hoodfar website:  http://www.homahoodfar.org/ In May, […]

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President’s Message

Originally published in the Summer 2016 edition of The Beacon. The beginning of any academic term is, for most, an exciting time of year as we welcome new students and new StFXAUT members, introduce new instructional strategies and elements into our courses and labs, and continue the journey of developing students’ skills in communication, critical […]

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Negotiations Update

Prepared by Brad Long and appearing in Spring 2016 edition of The Beacon What follows are some general points of information for our members as we head into the upcoming round of collective bargaining to conclude our Fourth Collective Agreement. I am extremely pleased to announce that the Negotiations Team for the StFXAUT will consist […]

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Issues impacting Part-Time Academic Instructors

Written by Philip Girvan, this article first appeared in the Winter 2016 edition of The Beacon. Canadian post-secondary institutions have become increasingly dependent on temporary or Contract Academic Staff (CAS). CAUT director of research and political action, Sylvain Schetagne, notes in the October 2015 issue of the CAUT/ACPPU Bulletin, that “[m]ore than 30 per cent of […]

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