The following letter-to-the-editor was published in the Telegraph-Journal this morning:
There are a number of misunderstandings in “A president’s salary,” the editorial published in this paper on Aug. 15.
- NEW: “Federation may still pursue court action despite UNB contract release.” Emma McPhee. The Brunswickan (Aug 19, 2014).
- NEW: Letter-to-the-editor: “UNB professors’ salaries are transparent.” Telegraph-Journal (Aug 19, 2014).
- “UNB professors upset by president’s contract: Salary and perks worth almost half a million dollars.” CBC News (Aug 18, 2014).
- “Federation reacts to UNB president’s contracts.” Anna Carroll. Telegraph-Journal (Aug 18, 2014; paywall).
- Letter-to-the-editor: “UNB faculty deserve national wages, too.” Telegraph-Journal (Aug 18, 2014; paywall).
- Press release: “AUNBT says release of contracts ‘a first step‘.” (Aug 17, 2014).
- Press release: “The Federation of New Brunswick Faculty Associations reacts to the release of UNB President contracts.” (Aug 15, 2014).
- “UNB posts details of president’s employment agreement.” Tess Allen. The Brunswickan (Aug 14, 2014).
- Editorial: “A president’s salary.” Telegraph-Journal (Aug 14, 2014).
- “UNB posts President’s contract details.” Chris Morris. Telegraph-Journal (Aug 14, 2014).
And as always, there has been considerable discussion on Take Back UNB.
This post may be updated.
This weekend Fredericton hosts the second meeting of the CAUT Atlantic Queer Caucus. The meetings will take place on the afternoon of Friday, Aug. 15 and all day Saturday Aug. 16. The purpose of the caucus is to facilitate support networks for LGBTQ2S academic staff throughout the Atlantic region.
AUNBT and FAUST are contributing to these meetings.
Members should check their inboxes for a message and a document, “Changes to the UNB Act.” Or go to the new “UNB Act” issues page for links.
Members will remember that the University community received a message from Kathryn McCain, Chair of the UNB Board of Governors, on June 27 2013. As AUNBT was to meet with the employer in front of the Arbitration Board over the FT contract the following week, we sent out a message declining comment. In the meantime, the Academic Council sent off an excellent open letter to Ms. McCain on July 16 which was subsequently printed in the Telegraph-Journal on July 19. The Arbitration dates having now passed, we also turned our attention to responding. The letter was sent to Ms. McCain and the rest of the BoG earlier today, and circulated via email to the members (see below for full text; click for PDF).
Over 50 people from unions across both STU and UNB rallied today in support of the St. Thomas Support and Administrative Union, four years post-certification yet still without a first contract. Those giving greetings emphasized the need for solidarity against the increasingly anti-labour tactics of our employers.