Week 1 – We Are UPEI


“I’m teaching a class of 400 students, I could use a little help over here.”
– FA Member

 
As we head into bargaining for our next collective agreement this spring, we at the FA want to share information with all of our colleagues about the issues, and about the bargaining process. 

We are UPEI
UPEI Faculty Association members are teachers, researchers, nurses, emergency vets, and librarians. We take pride in our work, and we are committed to teaching and research excellence. We work hard to provide the best possible post-secondary experience for our students. The work of UPEI is the work we do every day. We are UPEI.
 
The UPEIFA negotiates and protects a strong Collective Agreement and works towards fair employment conditions for all who teach at UPEI. Bargaining on behalf of approximately 550 full-time and part-time academic staff, the FA is dedicated to advocating for our rights and pushing for better working conditions and a better university experience for all faculty, students, and staff.
 
Our working conditions are students’ learning conditions. When we don’t have the resources needed to do our work well, students’ learning conditions suffer. Issues that affect FA members affect our students as well.
 
You are UPEI
With our Collective Agreement expiring on June 30, 2022, it has never been more important to ensure that UPEI Administration hears our concerns and that we work collectively on issues that affect academic staff, students, UPEI workers, and the entire Island community.
 
Here’s how you can do your part to send this message to UPEI Administration:

Show your support: Use our downloadable logos as your photo for online meetings and lectures. Download them HERE.
Stay in the loop: To prevent communications disruptions as we head into negotiations, share your personal email address HERE.
Stay social: Share social media content to help spread the word. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook by clicking on the icons below.  

Together, We Are UPEI. 

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    Case was announced Saturday, link to UPEI only confirmed publicly on Tuesday. CBC News · Posted: Sep 28, 2021 8:27 PM AT | Last Updated: September 28 The UPEI Faculty Association says staff members are concerned about the lack of information from the university about a recent COVID-19 case connected to the school.  Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Heather Morrison confirmed Tuesday that a COVID-19 case has been linked to the university. She said that the school’s administration was notified […]

  • UPEIFA Secures Off-Campus Office for Headquarters

    The University of Prince Edward Island Faculty Association, or UPEIFA, has established an off-campus office to serve as the association’s headquarters in the event that job action is necessary. The Charlottetown office, located at 92 Capital Dr. Unit 5 (formerly Combat Computers), will serve as the association’s headquarters to facilitate the daily activities of conducting job action, such as picket line organization. The Faculty Association’s office on UPEI’s campus will be closed during any job […]

  • Register for Mediation & Negotiations Meeting – Feb 10, 2023, 2-4:00p

    Minister Bloyce Thompson has notified the UPEI Board of Governors and the UPEI Faculty Association that government mediation has come to an end. The Minister’s letter is available here and the mediator’s report is available here. To discuss the next steps in collective bargaining, we have scheduled an online FA Negotiations Update for Friday, February 10 (2:00p-4:00p). Registration is required. To register for the meeting, please click here

  • Student Awards Event: February 3, 2023

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