UPEI Labour Relations

UPEI is a great university because of the people who are deeply committed to its future and upholding its mission of providing outstanding experiential learning opportunities to students.

Together, we are building programs that encourage students to develop to their full potential in the classroom and the community. We value accountability and integrity, excellence, respect and collegiality and shared responsibility for all that we do.

The University of Prince Edward Island is currently engaged in the process of negotiating new Collective Agreements with five bargaining units represented by four unions: the University of Prince Edward Island Faculty Association (UPEIFA), CUPE 1870, CUPE 501, and IBEW 1928.

We are committed to negotiating collective agreements that serve the broad interests of students and the University community for the long term.

In the interim, the University wants to assure students and community members that we will make every effort to keep you informed during the negotiation process.


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| Labour Updates

In this latest UPEI At Issue brief, we provide information about how UPEI has and continues to make significant investments to support faculty members to carry out a broad range of intellectual, scholarly, and creative endeavours at the University.

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| Labour Updates

Read the latest UPEI Labour Relations update about the announcement of the mediator for University and UPEI Faculty Association negotiations.

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| Labour Updates

In this latest UPEI At Issue brief, we provide information about how the University's commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) and to Indigenization is a key theme throughout its proposals.

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| Labour Updates

Read the latest in the UPEI At Issue series about academic compensation and the University's monetary proposal for faculty and librarian salaries.  This and other information can also be found in the Resources and Issues section of the UPEI Labour Relations web pages.

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| Labour Updates

In this latest update emailed to faculty and staff, UPEI has included links to the most recent proposals as at the end of conciliation from the University and the UPEI Faculty Association.

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| Labour Updates

Faculty and staff were advised by email on January 6, 2023, that the Minister of Economic Growth, Tourism and Culture will be appointing a mediator to assist the University and Faculty Association in reaching a collective agreement.

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| Labour Updates

Link to the latest UPEI At Issue brief about the "University's Monetary Proposal to Sessional Instructors." This and other information can also be found in the Resources and Issues section of the UPEI Labour Relations web pages.

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| Labour Updates

Read the latest UPEI At Issue brief about "Converting Sessional and Term Positions to Tenure-Track Positions." This and other information can also be found in the "Resources and Issues" section of the UPEI Labour Relations web pages.

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| Labour Updates

In the 11th labour relations update, which was also emailed to faculty and staff, the University shared information about the status of negotiations with the UPEI Faculty Association.

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| Labour Updates

Read the UPEI At Issue #2 brief about "Faculty Salaries at UPEI" here. This and other information can also be found on the Resources and Issues section of the UPEI Labour Relations web pages.