Negotiation Updates - AUT - Faculty FAQs

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Can I come to work?

Yes, the University agrees that a member of the bargaining unit may make an individual decision to report to work. Individuals who choose to do so should meet with their respective Deans to discuss arrangements.

Will I have access to my StFX email?

AUT members will continue to have access to their university email accounts.

Will I be paid during a strike? What about my benefits (including leaves)?

The payment of salaries, including stipends and allowances, will be discontinued for all striking employees effective from the last day of their attendance at work.

There is a legal requirement that payment for work done prior to the strike should be made at the regular time. In most instances this payment will have to be made while the strike is in progress. The Human Resources Department will process payment through deposit to striking employee’s bank accounts. The record of pay and deductions are available on-line. Any request by the union that deposit record slips are to be given to union officials for distribution to striking employees will be refused.

  • The Administration will ensure the continuation of benefits coverage, and will invoice the StFXAUT for the cost of maintaining benefits for the duration of the strike.
  • Leaves (Sick, Vacation, Sabbatical, Maternity, Paternity, Adoption and Other) - All pre-approved and ongoing leaves, including sabbatical leaves, will be respected, and members on leave will not be considered to be on strike and will continue to receive salary and benefits.
  • Statutory and University Proclaimed Holidays - Striking employees will not be paid for statutory and university proclaimed holidays during the period of the strike.
  • University Travel Funds and Personal Research Funds - Members will NOT have access to University travel funds or personal research funds while on strike.
Will I have access to my research?

Striking members will not be allowed access to research projects, facilities or funds provided from research accounts administered by the University.

AUT Members will be allowed access to certain University facilities, upon approval by the Academic Vice-President and Provost and the President of the StFXAUT, in order to prevent irreparable damage to ongoing research and/or materials for teaching such as damage to plant and animal life, loss of life, loss of live and/or decomposable materials, damage to equipment or supplies, or loss of non-repeatable research in progress. Facilities shall include but are not limited to the Animal Holding Facility, the Culture Collection, and the Liquid Nitrogen Facility.

Faculty or students who have been granted access for research must report to the relevant Dean to complete the appropriate forms, and to review project protocols and any health or safety issues prior to any lab or research facility access being granted.

Members on strike do NOT have liability coverage for any on-campus or off-campus research activities undertaken while on strike, unless those activities have been authorized by the University using the procedure outlined above.

Basic maintenance of research animals, plants, cultures, etc, will continue to be provided by non-striking employees. Striking faculty members may leave instructions for research account supported staff to continue research activities. A short meeting must be scheduled with the Dean to review project protocols and any health or safety issues prior to any lab or research facility access being granted.

Management of research grant and contract funds

All research grants and contract research accounts will remain open but will not be accessible by members who are on strike.

Members may, in advance of a strike, designate in writing an individual who will be responsible for authorizing routine expenditures from grant or contract accounts during the strike. Extraordinary expenditure requests will be vetted by the Associate Vice-President Research in conjunction with the Manager of the Accounting Office. Authorization for expenditures will not be available by telephone or email during a strike.

Employees paid through faculty research accounts will continue to be paid if they come to work.

During a work stoppage, research travel by a striking member will not be funded or reimbursed.

Will I have access to university facilities?

General public access to University facilities (Library, Sports Centre, and other events booked in advance) will be continued as long as practical.

Striking employees will be permitted access to public events on University premises. This will be under constant review as the situation warrants.

What about the deadlines for items like applications for renewal, tenure and promotion, grants funded by the university, etc.?

Certain timelines/deadlines in the Collective Agreement will be suspended, including applications for renewal, tenure and promotion, and for grants funded by the University, and in the grievance/arbitration process (with the exception of arbitration hearings).

What happens to Senate and Senate Committees?

Senate and its committees will cease to function and, in the absence of other specific arrangements; all powers thereof will revert to the President or his designate.

Food Services hours of operation

Food Services Hours of Operation

Morrison Hall

  • Monday to Thursday 7:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.
  • Friday 7:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • Saturday & Sunday
    • Brunch 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
    • Dinner 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.


  • Monday to Friday 7:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
  • Saturday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (CLOSED SATURDAY DUE TO PENDING STORM - Feb 9th)
  • Sunday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Mini Moe's

  • Hours effective until February 1st, 2013
    • Monday to Friday 7:30 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.
    • Saturday & Sunday 9:30 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. (CLOSED SATURDAY DUE TO PENDING STORM - Feb 9th)
  • Hours effective as of February 2nd, 2013
    • Monday to Friday 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
    • Saturday & Sunday 9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Golden X Inn

  • Open Regular Hours

Bloomfield Cafeteria

  • Closed

Bloomfield Starbucks

  • Closed

MSB snack shop

  • Closed

Nicholson HIghrise

  • Closed