Strike Update

Yesterday, FA members walked out of their classrooms, laboratories, and offices to facilitate a negotiated settlement to address the systemic issues that continue to threaten the educational quality of our institution. Seventeen years to the day since FA members last collectively withheld their labour as part of a meaningful process of collective bargaining, FA members made it clear that the stakes for our students and our institution are simply too high to miss this moment.

Friday Flying/Driving Pickets & Rally

For the duration of the strike, every Friday colleagues from across the country will be flying/driving to PEI to stand with us on the picket line.

We’ll also be organizing a rally where FA members, students, and members of the community can show their support for reaching a negotiated settlement to end this strike so we can return to our classrooms! More details soon!

Media Coverage

 On the first day of the strike, there was significant media coverage in the region and across the country. Here is a recap:

Social Media

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With everything going on yesterday, you might have missed the fact that yesterday was also the first day of spring. As we begin our transition from the dark days of winter to a season of new beginnings, it’s hard not to see our job action as the first step in a similar process.

Together, we can do this!


Other news

  • CBC – “Faculty Association says COVID-19 case linked to UPEI not properly communicated”

    CBC – “Faculty Association says COVID-19 case linked to UPEI not properly communicated”

    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 […]

  • 2022-2023 Research and Advocacy Committee Report

    According to its formal mandate, the UPEIFA Research and Advocacy Committee is: “tasked by the Executive with completing research and making recommendations on issues being discussed by the Executive. In addition, the Committee serves an advocacy function to external groups and organizations, and to governments.” In practice, the Committee has generally focussed on its research role, supporting the FA Executive (and the Negotiating Team, in years when negotiation positions are being prepared), and this continued […]

  • 2022-2023 Communications Committee Report

    May 2022 – May 2023 The communications committee included the following members: Michael Arfken (Co-Chair) Kim Mears (Co-Chair) David Hickey (Member-at-Large) Ariana Patey (Member-at-Large) Nia Phillips (Member-at-Large) Chris Vessey (Member-at-Large) Activities this year focused on communications to support the collective bargaining process, including significant email and social media campaigns. The FA website also required maintenance. A new theme was selected and implemented on the site and it migrated to a new hosting service (WP Engine […]

  • 2022-2023 Awards and Scholarships Committee Report

    The Awards and Scholarships Committee oversees awards and scholarships that are sponsored and co-sponsored by the Faculty Association, as well as the events celebrating FA award recipients. As Chair, I was assisted this year by committee members Cora Gilroy, Susan Graham, Krishna Thakur, Sarah Hewko, Shannon Murray, and William Stoughton. We celebrated on February 10, 2023, the Faculty Association entrance scholarship recipients, and medalists. Thanks to the support of the Faculty Association Office and the […]