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CAUT Bulletin Archives

January 2003

CAUT, AAUP Sign Pact to Extend Member Benefits

CAUT has signed an agreement with the American Association of University Professors to provide services for members of CAUT working temporarily in the United States and members of AAUP working temporarily in Canada.

Members of CAUT working in the U.S., at an institution at which there is an active AAUP chapter and, if a collective bargaining chapter, where visiting faculty are excluded from the bargaining unit, will be eligible for complimentary associate membership in AAUP as "public members."

Under the terms of the agreement, AAUP will provide information, advice and informal representation, if required, to determine the terms of the contract of employment of the associated members and any other employment issues arising from the appointment.

AAUP members working in Canada will be eligible for complimentary associated membership in CAUT as "individual associate members."

"CAUT members who are arranging temporary employment at universities in the U.S. should notify us ahead of time so we can advise AAUP," noted CAUT executive director James Turk.

CAUT is in discussion with national associations in Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden and France to expand the number of reciprocal agreements.

CAUT has previously signed agreements with the Association of University Teachers (U.K.), the National Tertiary Education Union (Australia), the Association of University Staff of New Zealand and the Irish Federation of University Teachers.