September 29, 2002
The Faculty Association negotiating
caucus is in the final touches on a comprehensive set of
proposals on non-monetary items for the first contract.
Comments received after the general membership meeting on
September 17th have been heard and taken into
consideration. An exchange of language with the administration
is set for Tuesday, October 22nd. We will receive a similar
package from the administration, and will recommence negotiations
once the administration's proposals have been thoroughly
July 16, 2002
Renewed negotiations between your Faculty Association team
and the UPEI Administration toward a first contract have
been quite positive. Over the past couple of weeks, we have
reached some important understandings on matters arising
from earlier negotiations, and on the list of topics to
be covered. This list, although not yet final, was examined
by your executive, and was judged to be an acceptable framework
for the development of contract proposals.
Over the next few weeks, the negotiating caucus will be
working with CAUT to develop language on non-monetary items,
which will be exchanged with the Administration toward the
end of August. It is not too late to let your perspectives,
ideas, questions or concerns be known! Contact Larry Hale,
Jim Sentance, or any other member of the executive with
your thoughts. Volunteers to help review and help re-draft
language are most welcome!
Proposed FA language will be made available on this web-site
once it has been submitted to the Administration in negotiations.
Monetary and other 'economic benefits' items will be put
on the table in the latter stages of negotiations. The economic
package will be discussed at a general meeting of the membership
June 27, 2002
On June 27, 2002 the FA and the Administration agreed to
release the following joint statement:
"The UPEI Faculty Association and UPEI Administration
are pleased to announce that negotiations toward a first
collective agreement between the parties have resumed."
The resumption of negotiations follows a period of working
out significant issues of protocol and procedure. The four
core members of your negotiating team are:
Dr. Jim Sentance: Chief Negotiator
Ms. Cathy Callaghan
Dr. Doug Dahn
Dr. Tony Couture
In addition, a fifth position at the table will be filled
on a rotating basis by individuals who can provide expert
opinion on specific negotiating items.
The negotiating team is supported by a negotiating caucus,
whose job it is to research for our bargaining positions,
draft proposed contract language, and discuss bargaining
strategies with the team. Anyone interested in participating
on the negotiating caucus is encouraged to contact Lawrence
Hale or the FA office.