February 3, 2020
Dear President Boudreau,
I am writing on behalf of the Association of Nova Scotia University Teachers (ANSUT) to offer support and solidarity to our colleagues at Mount Allison Faculty Association (MAFA).
Like many faculty associations, MAFA promotes the well-being of the university as a public good and upholds the professional interests of its academic staff. It works to protect freedom of thought and expression, teaching and research at Mount Allison University.
After negotiating with the administration in good faith for the last seven months, your administration has failed to reach an agreement that incorporates the job security and compensation for part-time faculty. Faculty also have concerns about academic resources and workload, disability accommodation, and employer demands for concessions on tenure, promotion, and sabbatical processes. MAFA members seek only to protect the quality of the education that they offer at Mount Allison, thus standing up for their students’ learning conditions.
ANSUT, with the support of over 1,400 members at eight universities in Nova Scotia, urges you to return to the bargaining table, and reach an agreement with MAFA.
Robert Scott Stewart, Ph.D. President, ANSUT