What is AUFA?
AUFA is the trade union which represents full and part time faculty, librarians, archivists, instructors, lecteurs/lectrics, and PAD lecturers at Acadia University. Our First Collective Agreement was signed in 1977, giving faculty a say over our working conditions, including grievance procedures, and the right to bargain for wages and benefits. Currently our terms of employment are governed by the Fifteenth Collective Agreement, which is in force from 1 July 2017 to 30 June 2021.
What does AUFA do for members?
One of the stipulations of the 15th CA is that every new faculty member is entitled to receive a hard copy of the contract from the Administration. For your convenience, it can be found under the “Agreements” section of this webpage. On this website you will also find information about the Association, the Executive, committees, etc.
How can I become a member?
All faculty belong to the bargaining unit and automatically pay dues, but to become a member of the Association with voting rights, you have to sign up. You can find a copy of the sign-up sheet by going to the “Forms” page of this website.
How can I find out more?
Our Union Officer presides over the AUFA office in Huggins Science Hall, Room 211. She can help you with your questions about AUFA and your rights as a member of the bargaining unit. You are also welcome to direct questions to the AUFA President, Richard Karsten. The contact information for each is given below. We look forward to meeting you and encourage you to take part in our activities.
Office: BAC 217
(902) 585 1925
Huggins Science Hall
12 University Avenue
Phone: (902) 585-1422
Fax: (902) 585-1153
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