News at the University of New Brunswick

Status of AUNBT UNB collective bargaining for full-time academic employees

Author: Communications

Posted on May 10, 2010


The University of New Brunswick and the Association of University of New Brunswick Teachers have achieved significant progress in negotiations for a new collective agreement with UNB’s 600 full-time academic employees, by agreeing to treat the upcoming conciliation board report as binding.

On Feb. 18, 2010, the New Brunswick Minister of Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour announced the formation of a conciliation board to enquire into the remaining bargaining differences between the parties. The three members of the conciliation board are Douglas Lorimer (Wilfred Laurier University), Morgan Cooper (Memorial University of Newfoundland), and Andrew Sims, a lawyer and arbitrator from Edmonton, who will serve as chair.

Initial meetings of the board are scheduled to take place in May, and a final report is expected thereafter. This report will effectively conclude negotiations.

Both the AUNBT and the UNB administration continue to share the goal of supporting the communities around us and of making UNB a better place to study and work.

The previous collective agreement, which was for the period July 1, 2005 to June 30, 2009, remains in effect.

The AUNBT and UNB have agreed that all communication with the media regarding negotiations will be by way of joint statements at this time.


Natalie Montgomery, Communication Officer (506) 453-4990