UPEI Labour Relations Update #14: Mediator announced by Minister
The following message was also distributed by email to faculty and staff on January 20, 2023.
As a follow up to UPEI Labour Relations Update #12 sent on January 6 to faculty and staff, the University has now received a second letter from the Hon. Bloyce Thompson, Minister of Economic Growth, Tourism and Culture and responsible for the PEI Labour Act, with regard to mediation.
Minister Thompson has advised the University that Michelle Flaherty has been appointed as a mediator, effective January 24. Meetings have been scheduled for the University and UPEI Faculty Association to meet with the mediator on Wednesday, January 25, and Thursday, January 26.
The University’s goal remains to achieve a negotiated collective agreement that is fair to our valued faculty, sessional instructors, librarians, and clinical nursing instructors, and helps the University uphold its mission of providing outstanding learning opportunities to students and fulfill its commitment to the future.
We will continue to share information with the UPEI community by email. To see this and previous updates, please visit upei.ca/labour. If anyone has questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.