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…

  • 2023-2024 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. I would be remiss if I did not mention the hard work and efforts of the Chair of this committee from May 2023 – February 2024, Nadja Bressan.…

  • The UPEIFA is inviting applications for the position of Executive Director

    The UPEIFA is inviting applications for the position of Executive Director. Members are invited to share this posting through their networks. Review of applications will commence February 26, and continue until the position is filled. Please contact Simon Lloyd ([email protected] / 902-566-0536) with any questions regarding the search process. Link to Full job posting available here:…

  • UPEIFA is participating in @CAUT_ACPPU’s Parliament Hill Day

    November 23, 2023 UPEIFA is participating in @CAUT_ACPPU’s Parliament Hill Day to advocate for accessible and affordable PSE in Canada, better protections for public PSE institutions and stronger supports for research and science. #CAUTLobby2023 #cdnPSE #canlab UPEIFA President Michael Arfken met with PEI Senator Jane MacAdam, Charlottetown MP Sean Casey, Senator Percy Downe, Senators Brian…