Association of University of New Brunswick Teachers

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AUNBT
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Full name Association of University of New Brunswick Teachers
Founded 1956
Members 1,000
Affiliation CAUT
Key people Miriam Jones, president
Office location Fredericton, New Brunswick
Country Canada
Website www.aunbt.ca

The Association of University of New Brunswick Teachers (AUNBT) is the trade union representing the full-time and part-time professors, instructors, and academic librarians at the University of New Brunswick in the province of New Brunswick, Canada. Established in 1956 as a faculty association, AUNBT joined the Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT) that same year. In 1979 the organization was certified by the Industrial Relations Board as the bargaining agent for full-time academic staff, both faculty and librarians, at the two principal campuses of UNB. The first collective agreement came into effect in 1980.

In 2007 the Association organized contract academics[1] and in 2008 achieved certification for part-time faculty and librarians under the NB Labour and Employment Board.[2] Throughout this same period the organization was involved in opposing a proposal by the provincial government under Premier Shawn Graham to replace three university campuses with polytechnic institutes.[3]

On January 13, 2014 AUNBT went on strike; they were locked out the following day. This was the first job action in the organization's history and it lasted three weeks, until February 1, 2014.[4] [5]

Miriam Jones, professor of English, is the current president of the Association.

AUNBT is a member of the CAUT, the Federation of New Brunswick Faculty Associations (FNBFA), and the New Brunswick Federation of Labour (NBFL).

References

  1. "AUNBT Launches CAS Membership Drive," CAUT/ACPPU Bulletin 54.8 (Oct. 2007).
  2. "Organizing Victory at University of New Brunswick," CAUT/ACPPU Bulletin 55.3 (Mar. 2008).
  3. "N.B. shelves polytechnic proposal," Allison Lawlor, University Affairs (April 2008); "New Brunswick: Post-Secondary Education Report Ignites Firestorm of Opposition," CAUT/ACPPU Bulletin 54.8 (Oct. 2008).
  4. CBC News Online. "UNB professors take strike action". Retrieved 21 January 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  5. News 91.9 Online. "UNB president hopes deal can be reached soon". Retrieved 21 January 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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