Labour Relations

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This is the dedicated section of the Saint Mary's University website for updates on labour relations between the university and its bargaining units.  

Saint Mary's University's Commitment to Labour Relations 

Saint Mary's University provides an excellent environment for research, teaching and learning, and working for our faculty, students and staff. The university administration understands that faculty and staff are critical pillars of the university and vital to our mission and ability to create, share, and disseminate knowledge to the world.

Saint Mary's is committed to providing competitive terms and compensation for faculty and staff while ensuring the institution's sustainability. The university administration respects the collective bargaining process and is committed to coming to timely agreements.

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Agreement ratified between SMUFU and Saint Mary’s University

Wednesday, March 1, 2023

The Saint Mary’s University Board of Governors and the Saint Mary’s University Faculty Union (SMUFU) have ratified a new three-year collective agreement effective September 1, 2022. In the coming weeks, the agreement will be posted to the university’s website with other collective agreements.

Agreement ratified by SMUFU members

Wednesday, February 22, 2023

SMUFU members: full-time faculty, professional librarians and lecturers at Saint Mary’s University held a ratification vote between February 17 and February 21, 2023. The membership voted in favour of the tentative agreement. Now, the agreement will proceed to the Saint Mary’s University’s Board of Governors for approval. This is expected to occur during the week of February 27, 2023.