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.
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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).