McMaster University Academic Librarians’ Association vice-president Nick Ruest attends CAUT Council in Ottawa April 22.
CAUT’s association base just got a little bigger with delegates at its April 2010 council meeting endorsing the membership application of the McMaster University Academic Librarians’ Association.
The 26-member group of academic librarians unionized in the face of continuing challenges at McMaster and the association membership voted unanimously in March to join CAUT.
“Academic librarians are facing a good deal of turmoil across Canada, and we’re looking forward to working more closely with the new McMaster librarians’ union,” said CAUT executive director James Turk.
“With MUALA’s membership, CAUT now has 73 local association members and along with the three federated member associations, our totality represents 65,000 academic staff at 122 Canadian universities and colleges.”