To the CBU Community,
The University and CBUFA met again today for a third day of conciliation in our ongoing collective bargaining process. Regretfully, conciliation has ended without a tentative agreement. CBU has tabled a final offer and asked CBUFA to take this proposal to its membership for consideration.
CBU has worked hard over the last number of months to try and achieve a negotiated collective agreement. A strike would be especially hard on our students and also negatively impact the Cape Breton community as a whole. CBU has listened to CBUFA and has withdrawn most of its proposals or come to the table with compromises. For example:
The University’s latest proposal, for a three-year term, ensures the salaries of CBUFA members among the highest in the Nova Scotia university sector. The updated proposal includes:
Full details of this financial proposal can be found here.
This proposal matches the economic increase ratified by the Dalhousie University Faculty Association as of January 13.
CBUFA’s counterproposal on salaries included a total increase of 14% over the next two years (7% per year).
We have prepared an FAQ to keep you updated. These FAQs will continue to be updated, so please check back frequently.
Students and employees will receive an additional email tomorrow with information on what to expect, including how to know if your course is taught by a CBUFA member.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION in the event of a CBUFA strike:
Cape Breton University