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 17, with 103 members voting in favour and 20 voting against the agreement.

“We’re thrilled to have a contract now in place for our faculty association,” says Dr. Dale Keefe, Interim President of Cape Breton University. “This is an exciting time for CBU as we look to the future and work toward creating an even stronger University. CBU faculty plays an integral role in the CBU and CB communities, so we’re very much looking forward to continuing to work with them.”

“Members of the faculty union are pleased to have a new contract in place and are happy to be able to concentrate on making Cape Breton University a first-rate choice for students to study, do research, and make positive contributions to their community,” says Andrew Reynolds, Chair of the CBUFA Communications Committee. “We look forward to being equal partners in managing and solving challenges that CBU may face in the future for the benefit of all its stakeholders.”

The new three-year contract includes wage increase of 1.25 per cent each year, as well as clarifying the conditions under which layoffs can occur.

 

About CBUFA

CBUFA currently represents Professors, Librarians, Archivists, Lab Instructors, Nursing Practice Educators, and Research Chairs.

Contact:

Lenore Parsley

Manager of Media Relations and Communications

Cape Breton University

(902) 574-1299 (cell)

lenore_parsley@cbu.ca

Andrew Reynolds

Chair of Communications

Cape Breton University Faculty Association

(902) 563-1301

andrew_reynolds@cbu.ca

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