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Dear FAbby…

Dear FAbby, a play on advice columns such as Dear Abby, will be a standard feature in the Microfibre. FAbby will answer questions that members pose about the collective agreement, members’ rights, or the context of work at UPEI. Here is the first installment. Dear FAbby,I have recently heard that a member was disciplined for something posted on their personal social media. Can the administration really do that? Dear Member, What you have heard is

In the context of the emergency response to COVID-19 in March, the FA sought a number of alterations to the terms of the Collective Agreement in support of our Members. Many of those issues have been addressed in earlier letters or memos. They included, but were not limited to, SOTS, reviews, tenure timelines, etc. In the days since, the FA has continued to try to advocate in the interests of the membership. What follows is

FA Members who are part of the supplemental health benefits plan (ie., Blue Cross) have access to a Health Spending Account (HSA). FA Members who are part of the supplemental health benefits plan (ie., Blue Cross) have access to a Health Spending Account (HSA). Some Members use that account ($500 per year) to cover expenditures in excess of what the supplemental plan covers. For example, if a new pair of glasses cost $100 more than

The FA Awards and Scholarships Committee (and its sub-committees), and the FA Executive Committee announce the 2020 recipients of the distinguished merit awards. Were things otherwise, we would have gathered months ago for our annual Faculty Recognition Night. This is an occasion where we mark the end of an academic year and the transition to anew one, and we toast the promise of summer and perhaps more time for research, writing, and creative work. But