CUPE Local 3912, representing almost 800 contract academic staff at Mount Saint Vincent University, Dalhousie University and Saint Mary’s University, and Calgary-based Mount Royal Faculty Association with a membership of 770 regular and contract academic staff, were approved for CAUT membership at the association’s recent Council meeting.
The members of both CUPE 3912 and MRFA voted last year to join CAUT.
Successful affiliation requires that the purposes and practices of the applicant organization fit with those of CAUT, and that it satisfies Council, after receiving a report by an ad hoc committee appointed by CAUT, that it meets the criteria for membership in the association.
“We are pleased to welcome our newest members and look forward to adding new voices to speak to the multiple threats faced by public universities across the country,” said CAUT president Robin Vose.
MRFA and CUPE 3912 are the 78th and 79th member associations to join CAUT.