CAUT executive director James Turk welcomes William Freed, left, president of the Concordia University College of Alberta Faculty Association, at the council meeting in Ottawa Nov. 27.
Unit 2 of CUPE Local 3906, which represents sessional lecturers, music instructors and postdocs at McMaster University, and Concordia University College of Alberta Faculty Association, formed in 2003 with 52 full-time members, were approved for CAUT membership at the association’s recent council meeting.
The members of both CUPE 3906 and Concordia’s faculty association voted earlier this year to join CAUT.
“We are delighted to welcome CUCAFA and CUPE 3906 as members,” said CAUT executive director James Turk. “We look forward to both organizations playing an active role in CAUT.”
Successful affiliation requires that objectives, practices and constitution of a local association are compatible with those of CAUT.
“Clearly the applications for membership submitted by the McMaster and Concordia organizations meet criteria set by CAUT,” Turk added.
CUCAFA and CUPE 3906 are the 71st and 72nd local association members of CAUT.