CBU CBUFA Ratify Collective Agreement

(Sydney, NS) – The CBU Board of Governors and CBU Faculty Association (CBUFA) have ratified the tentative agreement reached earlier this month. During a special meeting of the Board held Monday, February 13, the Board voted unanimously to accept the most recent proposal. The CBUFA held a membership vote over February 16 and . . . → Read More: CBU CBUFA Ratify Collective Agreement

Supreme Court recognizes constitutional right to strike for Canadian workers

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OTTAWA, ON – The Canadian Union of Public Employees is celebrating today’s Supreme Court decision recognizing the constitutional right of public sector workers to go on strike. CUPE, Canada’s largest union, is calling the decision a huge victory for all . . . → Read More: Supreme Court recognizes constitutional right to strike for Canadian workers

Where is your money growing? Event Friday Dec 3rd, 2010

Where is Your Money Growing?: Matching Your Money with Your Ethics

With special guests: Peter Chapman Executive Director, SHARE

Doug Lionais Associate Professor, Shannon School of Business

Friday, December 3rd 2-4pm Multi-Purpose Rm B Cape Breton University

How are investors engaging corporations on issues such as climate change, human rights, and good governance? Should we . . . → Read More: Where is your money growing? Event Friday Dec 3rd, 2010

Oct 1, 2010: CBUFA will present Dr. Michael Manson with CAUT’s Dedicated Service Award.

An Invitation to Members, Retirees, & Guests of the Cape Breton Faculty Association

You’re invited to the Membertou Trade & Convention Centre Friday October 1, 2010 as we celebrate tenacity, dedication, commitment and service.

Dr. Michael Manson worked tirelessly for the UCCBFAUT and the CBUFA from the time of his arrival in 1977 until his . . . → Read More: Oct 1, 2010: CBUFA will present Dr. Michael Manson with CAUT’s Dedicated Service Award.

CBUFA Social

Date: Wednesday, June 10 2009 Time: 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. Location: Lyceum, 225 George St. Sydney You’re invited to attend our upcoming CBUFA Social where we’ll welcome summer and recognize the contributions of several retiring members: Elizabeth Beaton, Bill Davey, Heather Davey, Martin Komourdjian, and Dave Sneddon

Annual General Meeting 2009

Our Annual General Meeting will be held on April 20th from 12:00 to 2:00 (place to be announced later). If you have any agenda items please send them to me (Mary Keating) by April 16th. I will send out the agenda and other details regarding the meeting immediately following that date.

General Meeting (2008)

The general meeting of CBUFA will be held on Tuesday, October 7th, in Room B-228 at 1:15 p.m. (freetime).

The agenda thus far is as follows:

CBUFA response to recent re-oganization of secretarial support for schools. Negotiation preparations. Notice of motion to form the Issues and Policies Committee (this will not be voted on at . . . → Read More: General Meeting (2008)

Meeting with Employer

This message is to inform you that the process outlined under article 37.5 has begun. The CBUFA has chosen Chester Pyne, former Chief Negotiator, and Andrew Molloy, present Chief Negotiator, to represent the association on the committee set up under the contract. Over the next few days, they will be not only assessing the data . . . → Read More: Meeting with Employer

2008 Annual General Meeting

The Annual General Meeting of Cape Breton University Faculty Association will be held on Tuesday, April 15th at 12:00 noon in B-118. Minutes of the last meeting, the agenda and the proposed policy on donations were sent to your email address. Lunch will be provided.

Please send regrets if you are unable to attend.

Upcoming Events

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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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