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CAUT Bulletin Archives

September 2003

Acadia Faculty Reject Contract

Agreement seen as 'serious attack on the quality of education.'

Faculty members at Acadia University have voted 90 per cent against ratifying an agreement reached two months ago between negotiators for the Acadia University Faculty Association and the university's board of governors.

Union president Janice Best said the faculty association's 10-member executive recommended rejecting the tentative agreement because it was viewed as "a serious attack on the quality of education at Acadia University."

In a meeting with university president Gail Dinter-Gottlieb, Best asked that the formal bargaining process the two parties began in May be resumed as soon as possible.

AUFA represents 240 full time faculty members, professional librarians and instructors and 61 part-time faculty members.