Faculty & Staff Relations at the Mount

The Mount has a strong history of positive relations with its faculty and staff. Each of the five unions representing Mount faculty and staff have mature collective agreements that guide the employment relationships of its members. We are proud to have built strong relationships with our unions where concerns are addressed in an effective and respectful manner.

IUOE Bargaining Updates

Bargaining Update: IUOE – Local 721, Security
July 17, 2020

I am pleased to let you know that an agreement has been reached with the International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE) Local 721, Security.

Members of the IUOE Local 721, Security have voted in favour of the agreement and the University bargaining team will be recommending the agreement to the Board of Governors.

Sincere thanks to the teams engaged in this bargaining process. We’re pleased to have come to an agreement and look forward to continuing our work together.

Regards,

Mustansar Nadeem
Vice-President Administration
Mount Saint Vincent University


Bargaining Update: IUOE – Local 721 Custodial and Steam Plant
July 2, 2020

I am pleased to report that the University’s Board of Governors voted on Thursday, June 25 to ratify the tentative collective agreement negotiated recently with the International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE) Local 721, Custodial and Steam Plant.

Members of the IUOE Local 721, Custodial and Steam Plant also recently voted in favour of accepting the agreement.

Sincere thanks to the bargaining teams for their hard work and commitment over the past several months. We look forward to continuing our work together.

Regards,

Mustansar Nadeem
Vice-President Administration
Mount Saint Vincent University


Bargaining Update: IUOE – Local 721 Custodial and Steam Plant
May 26, 2020

I am pleased to let you know that an agreement has been reached with the International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE) Local 721, Custodial and Steam Plant.

Members of the IUOE Local 721, Custodial and Steam Plant have voted in favour of the agreement and the University bargaining team will be recommending the agreement to the Board of Governors.

Sincere thanks to the teams engaged in this bargaining process. We’re pleased to have come to an agreement and look forward to continuing our work together.

Regards,

Mustansar Nadeem
Vice-President Administration
Mount Saint Vincent University


February, 2020

I am writing to provide an update on negotiations with the International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE) Local 721, Security, which have been ongoing since July. While a number of items have been advanced, the IUOE Local 721 have opted to file for conciliation.

What is conciliation?

Conciliation is the process of mediation in collective bargaining by a neutral third party knowledgeable in effective negotiation procedures. This third party is called a “conciliator” and their role is to assist employers and unions in reaching mutually agreeable solutions to outstanding issues. Conciliators are appointed by the Minister of Labour and Advanced Education (or a delegate) at the written request of one or both parties to collective bargaining. The conciliator assists the parties to resolve their outstanding issues, promotes a climate of non-adversarial dispute resolution, and suggests ideas/options for the parties’ consideration, but will not attempt to impose any settlement.

I appreciate the hard work of all those involved in the negotiations. We will continue to keep you updated on any new developments. If you have any questions at any time, don’t hesitate to contact me.

Mustansar Nadeem
Vice-President Administration
Mount Saint Vincent University


January 30, 2020

I am writing to advise you that we are currently in negotiations with IUOE Local 721.The International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE) Local 721 represents security staff as well as custodial and steam plant employees at MSVU.

I appreciate the hard work of all those involved in the negotiations. We will continue to keep you updated on any new developments.

Mustansar Nadeem
Vice-President Administration
Mount Saint Vincent University


MSVUFA Bargaining Updates

MSVUFA 2018

FAQ – MSVUFA Bargaining 2018


NSGEU Bargaining Updates

NSGEU 2018/19


Our Approach

The University has developed five general themes which represent our approach to this round of negotiations with the five unions on campus:

  1. Ensuring the University’s ability to manage not only its short-term, but also long-term, financial challenges.
  2. Creating a student experience that firmly aligns with the adapting needs and desires of today’s students.
  3. Aligning everything we do with the core elements of the University’s strategic mission and values.
  4. Operating as a model of best practice through continuous improvement and consistency in how we operate our University.
  5. Using the collective bargaining process as a forum for positive dialogue and mutual cooperation, and upholding the values of respect and collegiality that are fundamental to our University’s mission.

Employee Groups on Campus

Mount Saint Vincent University Faculty Association
The MSVUFA represents full-time faculty, professional librarians and lab instructors.
Collective
Agreement

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Canadian Union of Public Employees, Local 3912
CUPE 3912 represents part-time faculty teaching at the University on a contract basis.
Collective
Agreement

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Nova Scotia Government & General Employees Union, Local 81
NSGEU, Local 81 represents support staff, including technical, clerical, and administrative positions.
Collective
Agreement

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International Union of Operating Engineers, Local 721
One of two IUOE 721 units on campus, this unit represents security staff.
Collective
Agreement

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International Union of Operating Engineers, Local 721
The other IUOE 721 unit represents custodians and steam plant employees.
Collective
Agreement

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