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This is the JAC website's Home Page. It serves as the depository for all current and relevant information from the UPEIFA and JAC with respect to negotiations and job action.


Where possible, items will be available in HTML format so they can be easily viewed by your browser. Many documents will also be available in PDF and/or TEXT formats. To view PDF documents, get the Adobe Acrobat Reader program HERE.

February 10, 2004

Announcement of ADVANCE POLL

UPEIFA Office, Main Building, Room 214

Wednesday, February 11 from 3:00 - 5:00 pm.

An email reminder from the JAC. (HTML, PDF or TEXT)

February 7, 2004  Updated: Monday, February 9, 2004


This info was updated on February 9, 2004.

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February 5, 2004


Joint press release from the UPEIFA and the Board (HTML)

An email of appreciation from a member (HTML)

Meet your negotiating team! Pictures of your negotiating team in action have been posted. Now you will know who to stop and thank for all their hard work.

February 2, 2004

A negotiations update from FA President Larry Hale has been posted. (HTML)

New FAQs on strike votes and strikes have been posted on the Frequently Asked Questions page.

The Definitions page has been updated. It now contains definitions from the PEI Labour Code.

January 26, 2004

A negotiations update from Larry hale has been posted. Read the latest news. (HTML)

January 22, 2004

Two new letters of support have been added to the Support Page. Read the new letters from the Premier, Pat Binns and the 4th Floor of Main Building.

January 16, 2004

Negotiations Update.

Following the UPEIFA general membership meeting on January 6, the UPEIFA Negotiating Team and the Board of Governor's Team went back to the negotiating table on January 13, 2004 with several more dates scheduled for continuing discussions.

January 13, 2004

The text of an email message sent by Larry Hale to the membership on January 7 regarding discussing job action with students in class is now available. (HTML, PDF, TEXT)

January 7, 2004

A new letter of support from the Department of Computer Science and Information Technology has been posted on the Express Your Support page.

January 6, 2004

UPEIFA press release, "UPEI Faculty authorizes later strike vote." (HTML, PDF or TEXT)


Negotiations Bulletin # 14 (HTML or PDF)

A Review of UPEI Budget Decisions

Minister responsible for labour responds to conciliation report.    No mediator appointed at this time. (HTML)

Guardian News Article, January 5, 2004 (HTML or PDF)

January 3, 2004

UPEIFA press release, January 3, 2004 (HTML, PDF or TEXT)


Message from UPEIFA President (HTML, PDF or TEXT)

Response to half page ad placed by Board in January 3, 2004 Guardian and Journal Pioneer.


Board ad appearing in January 3, 2004 Guardian and Journal Pioneer (HTML or PDF)


Reassuring your students (HTML)

Some key points to assist faculty members in discussions with students.

December 31, 2003

Negotiations Bulletin # 13 (HTML, PDF or TEXT)

• Status of key negotiation issues

Teaching expectation

Academic freedom and job security

Congeniality as collegiality

Intellectual property

Salary and benefits

Professional and liability insurance

Issues for specific groups

December 28, 2003

FAQs have been updated! (HTML, PDF or TEXT)

December 23, 2003

President MacLauchlan's December 23 Newsletter to campus, re: negotiations and possible strike (HTML)


UPEIFA response to President MacLauchlan's December 23 Newsletter, re: negotiations and possible strike (HTML)


UPEI: University on the Rise? - CAUT recruitment ad (HTML)


Guardian news article, December 22, 2003 (HTML or PDF)


Journal Pioneer news article, December 20, 2003 (HTML or PDF)


Message from UPEIFA re: CBC Island Morning (HTML, PDF or TEXT)


Article: "Living La Vida Professor" (HTML, PDF or TEXT)


Article: "The Research Culture at UPEI" (HTML, PDF or TEXT)

December 19, 2003

Negotiations Bulletin #12 ( HTML, PDF or TEXT)

• Current status of negotiations

• Failure of conciliation

• Next steps

• CAUT Defense Fund

General membership meeting, Tuesday, January 6 2004, 5 pm

List of Volunteers (HTML)

A place to publicly thank all those volunteers.

December 17, 2003

Update from the JAC (HTML, PDF or TEXT)

Read this important message from your Job Action Committee.

December 15, 2003

Sessional Lecturer Pay (HTML or PDF)

A graph showing the relationship of our sessional lecturer payscale relative to other Atlantic universities.

December 11, 2003

Message from the JAC (HTML, PDF or TEXT)

Please read this important message.

December 10, 2003

Frequently Asked Questions (HTML, PDF or TEXT)

Updated: December 28, 2003

This page has been updated with some informative questions and answers. Check this page often for more helpful information as we continue to answer your questions and concerns.

Guardian news article, December 6 2003 (HTML or PDF)

New Letters of Support (HTML)

Now available to read on the Express Your Support page.

December 6, 2003

Letters of Support (HTML)

Now available to read on the Express Your Support page.

December 4, 2003

Negotiations Bulletin # 11 (HTML or PDF)
• UPEI Faculty Finances, The Big Picture
• Wage Parity
• Growth of faculty salaries over the past decade
• Changes in university spending
• How much salary have UPEI faculty lost?
• History of contract settlements at UPEI.

Negotiations Bulletin # 10 ( PDF)
• Negotiations/conciliation
• Job Action Committee web site
• Disrespectful communication

Guardian letter-to-the-editor, December 2, 2003 (HTML or PDF)

December 1, 2003

Negotiations Bulletin # 9 ( PDF)
• Update on Negotiations
• What still separates the UPEIFA from the UPEI Board of Governors?
• The Road Ahead

Guardian article from Board, November 29, 2003 (HTML or PDF)

Guardian article from UPEIFA, November 28, 2003 (HTML or PDF)

Press Release re: Application for Conciliation, November 26, 2003 (HTML, PDF or TEXT)

Announcement re: Application for Conciliation, November 25, 2003 (HTML, PDF or TEXT)

Negotiations Bulletin #8 ( PDF)
• Report on Negotiations
• News from the bargaining committee

Guardian letter-to-the-editor, November 20, 2003 (HTML or PDF)

Negotiation Bulletin #7 ( PDF)
• Report on Negotiations
- Workload
- Working Conditions
- Privacy Rights
- Intellectual Property
- Conduct during strikes/lockouts

Guardian article from UPEIFA, August 14, 2003 (HTML or PDF)