“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.