Academic Freedom and Political Engagement in Scholarly Research: How the Doctrine Relates to Polemics
- March 19, 7 pm, Irving Hall 107, UNB Saint John
- March 20, 5 pm, Tilley 102 – Alfred Bailey Hall, UNB Fredericton
Dr. Drummond is an Associate Professor at Osgoode Hall Law School. Her most recent book is Unthinkable Thoughts: Academic Freedom and the One-State Model for Israel and Palestine (2013). Dr. Drummond was one of the organizers of “Israel/Palestine: Mapping models of statehood and prospects for peace” co-sponsored by York University and Osgoode Hall in 2009.
The event is free. Members of the public are welcome. Coffee and refreshments will be served.
For further information please contact AUNBT at 506-453-4661.
UNB food services were scaled back for the three weeks of strike/lockout, a decision which has resulted in considerable financial hardship for a significant group of workers: out of approximately 88 employees, only fifteen or so of the most senior maintained close to their usual hours. (more…)
Rally for the Saint John 7
[We] joined the assembled on the corner of Union and Sidney for chatting, waving, and honking solicitation (felt oddly familiar). We had a number of photos taken with the banner and we also got a number of expressions of appreciation for being there…. We promised to be at the next event as well, whenever that might be. All in all, a great hour on the line.
Not all members may be aware of the stalwart support AUNBT received from the Saint John 7 during the recent strike/lockout: they picketed with us from the first day. Their own strike has been going on for over twenty months now (that is not a typo) and at its last meeting, the AUNBT executive voted to make a donation of $500 to their strike fund. This donation was announced by the AUNBT support picketers on Friday.
You can hear the Saint John 7 at Radio Free Saint John.
from the Saint John 7, who unfailingly supported AUNBT members during our job action:
Brothers & Sisters,
We’re pleased to announce that CUPE Local 380 is organizing a rally for the Saint John 7 on Friday, March 7, 2014. We hope as many people as possible can attend to send a message to Maritime Broadcasting that we are not going away and remain united. We’ll start gathering at 11am at strike headquarters at 201 Union Street across from MBS.
Here is the latest news on the strike: (more…)
The following message
is making the rounds and we reproduce it here for members’ information.
Monday 3 March marks one month since we restarted term after marching in solidarity for three weeks. We learned a lot about each other during those walks, and many said they really appreciated the time together.
In celebration of this time, our achievement and ourselves as faculty, join Rick Wightman and Ghislain Delongchamps for a walk around campus, beginning at the bookstore at 2:30 (sharp!) and ending at the bookstore, or as you drop yourselves off along the walk. There are visits and catching up to do as we seek to know and understand each other and our interests.
See you there!
Ghis and Rick
This is not an AUNBT initiative, but it sounds like fun! I hope someone takes photos.
The following message just went out to CAE members:
Dear CAE AUNBT members,I am pleased to be able to tell you that after considerable discussion AUNBT and the employer have reached a CAE Term Extension Agreement. The full text is appended to the end of this message and also attached as a PDF.Highlights:—There will be a payment of $335.69 for each 3ch course suspended during the lockout/strike (online courses unaffected; courses involving a different number of credit hours will be pro-rated).—A $40,000 fund has been set up to reimburse members for cancellation or change fees for travel plans between March 1 and March 9.Various deadlines and conditions apply; please read the details, below. (more…)
Have been told on good authority that the workers at Tim’s in Saint John are again able to accept tips. We are unlikely to untangle the whole story but the main thing to know is that the anti-tipping policy has been overturned. So when ordering your double-doubles, please consider doubling up on the tips as well. Those workers lost a lot of ground during the job action.
Commentary on UNB’s new budget process
Wondering what the UNBF budget process may bring? Read Managerialism @ UNB (PDF) by Vladimir Tasić.
The following recently went out to MAFA members:
After 14 hours of negotiations, we have reached agreements on the scope of the binding arbitration and the back to work protocol. Effective immediately, the strike is concluded. You can enter campus at will. Our official return to work is Monday.
More details to follow tomorrow.
MAFA Negotiating Team