Grievance & Arbitration

The committee shall consist of 5 members; the chair of the committee shall serve on the Executive Committee. Members will be elected at the AGM for a one-year term and are eligible for re-appointment. Committee members include:

Cyndie Glogowski – Chair

Scott Moir

Mary Keating

Richard Watuwa

Shimal Fernandopulle

Probation, Promotion & Tenure

The Committee is established pursuant to Section 33.2 of the CBUFA Collective Agreement:

Composition: 33.2.1 The Committee comprises of two tenured faculty Members from each of the four Schools who shall be elected by the faculty Members at rank who are members of the bargaining unit and the Dean of Research and either one of . . . → Read More: Probation, Promotion & Tenure

Finance Committee

Committee members include:

Derrick Hayes

Jaime Martell

Tuma Young

 

Joint Benefits

The CBUFA representative on this committee is:

Karen Foss

Scholarship Committee

The Committee receives annual reports on the CBUFA Scholarship Fund and recommends the creation of, or increase in, bursaries and scholarships to the membership. Committee members include:

Lynn MacLean

Denise Forgeron

Mike Tanchak

Marcia Ostashewski

Comunications Committee

The Communication committee is responsible for promoting public awareness of membership activities. The committee consists of:

Scott Stewart – Chair Heather Sparling Geoff Carre Ruby Ramji Dawn White . . . → Read More: Comunications Committee

Equity Committee

The goal of the CBUFA Equity Committee is to achieve a working environment which strives for inclusiveness as well as social and economic fairness through recognition, respect, accountability, responsibility and representation for marginalized groups who may be excluded from full participation in the academy. These groups include but are not limited to Indigenous peoples; women; . . . → Read More: Equity Committee

Employer-Employee Relations Committee

A Collective Agreement committee whose mandate is to address issues related to the contract or not covered in the contract that are creating strains on the relationship. Members include:

Calvin Howley Michael Tanchak

Policy and Issues Committee

Mandate:

1. To promote awareness and communication within CBUFA concerning policies and issues of relevance to the membership – ranging from social justice and urgent actions to CAUT bulletins, Supreme Court decisions and equity issues updates. 2. To promote awareness and encourage action on issues of social justice and global citizenship. This could include a . . . → Read More: Policy and Issues Committee

Scholarship Committee

The Scholarship Committee oversees the CBUFA Endowment Fund and makes recommendations to the executive and members regarding changes or additions to the scholarships and bursaries awarded through the fund. The current members are:

Lynn MacLean Denise Forgeron Marcia Ostashewski Michael Tanchak . . . → Read More: Scholarship Committee

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  • Congratulations to Michael G. MacDonald, recipient of this year’s CBU Instructional Leadership Award @cbuniversity Well done, Michael! 🧡 #CBUFA #CapeBretonUniversity #CBU #capebreton #novascotia #nspse #cdnpse #pse #highered #education #community #teaching #research #service #students #faculty #librarians #labinstructors #archivists #researchchairs #nursingpracticeeducators #unionproud
  • Today is William Davis Miners’ Memorial Day #davisday #minersmemorialday Every June 11th those who live in Nova Scotia’s former coal company towns gather to remember miners who died in major accidents in the mines. In recent years, the ceremony has become an opportunity to reflect more broadly on our coal mining heritage, the hardships and sacrifice, the bravery and achievements of Nova Scotia’s coal miners. We remember all of this on June 11th by focusing on one of the darkest days in Nova Scotia coal mining history. On that day in 1925, striking coal miners in Cape Breton, pushed to desperation because the coal company had cut off their access to water and electricity, after stopping their primary access to food from company stores, marched to the company’s power facilities outside New Waterford, in an attempt to restore power and water. Estimates number the crowd of marchers anywhere from 700 to 3,000. When they reached their destination, the company police began firing at the unarmed miners, killing 37-year old William Davis, and wounding others. William Davis and his wife had 9 children and a 10th on the way. He was a skilled worker, active in his union, and had worked previously in Springhill. His older brother Thomas had died at the age of 14 in the Springhill disaster of 1891. Davis was given the largest funeral the Town of New Waterford had ever seen. His death became a symbol of the determination and resilience of the miners in their struggles. At a union convention later that year June 11th was declared Davis Day. Miners vowed they would never work on June 11th and for many years this was the case. Parades, union speeches, and memorials filled the day. We continue to commemorate Davis Day so we never forget how fierce the struggle became for basic human and labour rights for Nova Scotia’s coal miners and their families. #coalminers #coalmining #labourrights #nsmuseumofindustry #nslab #novascotia #capebreton #standthegaff #standingthegaff
  • On Friday 24 May, at the ANSUT General Meeting, members received and were presented with the CAUT Dedicated Service Awards for their work with ANSUT and their local associations. The honourees included: Robert Farmer (#MSVUFA), Rudi Meyer (#FUNSCAD), Peter McInnis (#StFXAUT), and Scott Stewart (#CBUFA). Scott’s contribution to the union has and continues to be significant. His service to the faculty association goes beyond our first collective agreement. Most recently he has served as Chair of the Communications Committee from July 1 2018 to June 30 2019. Served in the capacity of Past-President from July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018. Served as union President from July 2013 to June 30, 2016. During his tenure as President he represented the interests of the association at the board and made significant contributions in preventing potential layoffs prior to the end of his term. Scott also played a significant role in bringing a labor complaint to the NS Labor Board. The employer attempted to negotiate a retirement incentive directly with our members, violating our right to be the sole bargaining agent for our members. The union was successful in this case thus protecting our rights. Scott has also served as Chief Grievance Officer and as Treasurer/Secretary. Most notably he served on the negotiation team that successfully negotiated our first collective agreement. His contributions to ANSUT are also significant. His work on behalf of ANSUT for promoting indigenization and on promoting more transparent and fair funding for Post Secondary Education has been noticed. Scott has often professed to be the most unpopular person in the room. This is a colourful way of saying that he publicly shares his opinion and speaks the truth regardless if it is popular or not. This is a necessary skill of any Faculty Association President and CBUFA has been served well by Scott’s leadership. Congratulations to Scott for his long overdue recognition of years of service! #CBUFA #CapeBretonUniversity #CBU #capebreton #novascotia #nspse #cdnpse #pse #highered #education #community #teaching #research #service #ANSUT #CAUT

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