SACKVILLE, N.B. – Academic staff from all across Canada will be arriving in Sackville on Friday, Jan. 31, to show their solidarity with the faculty and librarians of the Mount Allison Faculty Association (MAFA), who have been on strike since Monday, Jan. 27.
The Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT) Defence Fund has over 20,000 members from 50 unions and sends solidarity pickets when a member union is on strike.
“We are grateful for the support of our colleagues who will be joining us on the picket lines. The issues that we are raising about academic freedom and the sustainability of the academic mission of the university resonate with faculty and librarians across the country,” says MAFA president Loralea Michaelis.
A parade around the campus will start from strike headquarters at 11:45 a.m., wrapping up with a solidarity rally at the Bandstand on Main Street around 12:30 p.m.
Everyone is welcome to take part in the parade and the rally.