New 2022-2025 Collective Agreements signed

F AUST and the Employer signed new Collective Agreements for Full-Time faculty and Part-Time faculty at 9am on Thursday 1 December 2022.

Copies of the new agreements can be found here:  Part-Time Collective Agreement 2022-2025 and Full-Time Collective Agreement 2022-2025.

We would like to  take this opportunity to thank our negotiators Michael Boudreau (Chief Negotiator) and Mike Fleming for their hard work. 

Kudos as well to Jean Sauvageau for his unwavering service as Acting FAUST President during the period of collective bargaining.

FAUST Environment Committee fights for fossil fuel-free pension funds

Please join us in congratulating our ad hoc Environment Committee for their hard work in shepherding through the option to adopt fossil fuel-free funds for pension plan members.

The Environment Committee - consisting of Janice Harvey, Matthew Robinson, Laura Levick, Mary Lou Babineau, Angela Wisniewski, and before they had to step down, Tyler Bancroft, Mike Dawson, and Michael George - have been working on this file for some time.

You may remember that they brought forward related resolutions at the 2021 AGM, which were unanimously endorsed. Since then, the joint university-union Pension Advisory Committee has been working with Canada Life for the past 18 months to make these options available to plan members. 

Thanks to the initial efforts of the Environment Committee, St. Thomas University is the first Canadian plan sponsor with Canada Life to adopt these fossil-fuel free funds for members.

For more details, see 

Janice Harvey & Matthew Robinson

The Faculty Association of the University of St. Thomas (FAUST) promotes the welfare and professional interests of the association and its members. It negotiates, obtains, and preserves employment conditions such as salary, financial security, working conditions, and all matters of employer-employee relations for members of the bargaining units. FAUST actively supports its members in attaining fair working conditions and benefits that foster quality teaching and research. FAUST also protects academic freedom, seniority, and tenure.

FAUST is a certified trade union under the Industrial Relations Act of New Brunswick. FAUST has two bargaining units: Full-time (certified in 1976) and part-time (certified in 1985).


Our Professional Officer (interim), Brad Votour presides over the FAUST office in Edmund Casey (51 Dineen Drive) , Room 215. He can help you with your questions about FAUST and your rights as a member of the bargaining unit. You are also welcome to direct questions to the FAUST President.