Very good news for sessionals!

Bulletin #10, which you will find attached, offers important information on the recent changes to the Post Secondary Learning Act that affect Sessional Faculty directly.  Also, the next Faculty Association Negotiating Committee will likely be formed this Fall, and it will be useful to have as accurate a portrait of MUSF as possible.  We are glad to report that work on this information gathering endeavour is begun. 

ALERT: Attend the GMUFA Annual General Meeting on 5/15

It is crucial that as many MacEwan University Sessional Faculty (MUSF) as possible attend the Grant MacEwan University Faculty Association (GMUFA) Annual General Meeting (AGM) this year. Up for discussion: GMUFA Bylaws, Strike and Lockout Principles, Election Protocols, and Negotiation Proposals. An increase in membership dues may also be voted on.

U of A Affirms Sessional Faculty Membership in Union

Sessional Faculty between contracts at the University of Alberta will be able to: vote on any matter, including ratifying new collective agreements and elections of officers, and be nominated for and elected to any elected position in the Association subject to eligibility requirements; serve on Association committees; and receive all the rights and benefits of membership for up to one year after their contracts end with the University of Alberta.

Good News about GMFU Constitution Amendments

The push-back on the part of both MacEwan University Sessional Faculty (MUSF) and MacEwan University Continuing Faculty (MUCF) has resulted in the revision of the amendments for 2.3 and 12.1 of the GMUFA Constitution concerning the status of Special Meetings for changes to the GMUFA Constitution. The wording of the amendments now reinstates these meetings …

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ALERT: Full year GMUFA membership for Sessionals at risk

ALERT: Please note that the MacEwan University Sessionals’ Steering Committee (MUSSC) has become aware that the GMUFA Executive is working to undo the amendment about year-round GMUFA membership for MacEwan University Sessional Faculty (MUSF) which was passed by over two thirds of quorum on October 18, 2017. They also want to undo the year-round GMUFA membership …

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Quick Note to Sessionals about Negotiations

Dear Colleagues, GMUFA has posted information about the Faculty Association Negotiating Committee (FANC) at the organization’s website. As mentioned in my bio, I look “forward to listening a great deal while learning how to best represent the interests of all members in ways that will improve the pedagogical and scholarly environment at our university.” A …

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