16 Feb Second Statement Regarding Negotiations Between The University and The UPEI Faculty Association
16 February 2022 – Charlottetown, PE
This past Monday and Tuesday, the UPEI Faculty Association (UPEIFA) voted in favour of a strike. This news is discouraging for many students. As previously stated, the UPEI Student Union would like to see the UPEIFA and the University return to the table to continue negotiations without disrupting classes and overall student life.
We are pleased to learn that both parties are interested in returning to the negotiating table. We hope this will yield an agreement that satisfies both parties. However, if a deal cannot be reached at the negotiation table, then the UPEI Student Union hopes both parties will forgo labour action and enter into interest arbitration. Because the strike will likely end with the arbitration process anyway, entering interest arbitration before striking could avoid a strike altogether and yield the same outcome. A strike would cause unnecessary disruption to student life.
We are here to represent and work for UPEI students. In the coming days and weeks, we will work hard to ensure that students are informed on what is happening and how they can best navigate this period of uncertainty. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact the UPEISU President & CEO, Adam MacKenzie, at email@example.com.
UPEISU Executive Committee:
Adam MacKenzie, President & CEO
Leena Daboo, Vice President Finance & Administration
Anthonia Bebiem, Vice President Student Life
Iyobosa Igbineweka, Vice President Academic & External