Mount Allison, CUPE Local 3433 reach new collective agreement

Mount Allison University and CUPE Local 3433 have ratified a new four-year collective agreement.

Our sincere and heartfelt thanks go to the Negotiating Team (Margaret Ann Esparza-Lee, Phil Cormier, Kellie Mattatall, Paul Del Motte, Roxie Ibbitson, and Lori MacKay) for all their hard work.

Full press release and information can be found here.

Collective bargaining update

To all CUPE 3433 members:

Representatives of the Mount Allison Staff Association and Mount Allison University are pleased to jointly announce that a tentative agreement has been reached on a new contract. We extend our thanks to all individuals who participated in the negotiation process.

The next step in this process is ratification of the agreement, which is expected to be completed in January.


Roxie Ibbitson, CUPE Local 3433 president &

Katherine DeVere-Pettigrew, director of human resources

Charitable donations survey

Hello members,

In addition to our annual traditional charities: Christmas Cheer, Sackville Food Bank, Dorchester Foodbank and PEDVAC; we ask that you complete the Charitable donations survey and choose three additional charities to receive donations.  Please submit your responses by December 11, 2017. Check your e-mail inboxes for the SurveyMonkey link, sent out on Nov 27.

New Look, New Site

Hello CUPE 3433 members,

In the coming weeks we will begin to introduce our new logo and awareness campaign here on the website, as well as some other surprises. Look for our new website design and colors coming soon.

If you have any questions about our Awareness Campaign or have an idea for the team, contact the Communication Officer, Matthew Thompson, at

Newsletters now available

Newsletters are now available online under the ABOUT US section, click here to see more. The CUPE 3433 newsletters are published 3-4 times a year. For information about our newsletter or information on how to submit an article, contact the Communications Officer.

Meet your new Executive members

Hello CUPE 3433,

Elections were held on Wednesday, May 3 during our AGM for positions on the Executive with expiring terms. Election results were as follows:

Secretary-Treasurer: (2 year term)
Phil Cormier

Communications Officer: (2 year term)
Matt Thompson

Grievance Officer: (2 year term)
Bill Cameron

Membership Officer: (2 year term)
Candace Sears

The positions of President (Roxie Ibbitson), Vice-President (Kellie Mattatall), Recording Secretary (Alana Estabrooks), and Education Office (Elaine Simpson) will be up for election in the spring of 2018.

In addition Trustee positions are now as follows:
Lesley Bonang (3-yr)
Raine Phythian (2-yr)
Sarah Kardash (1-yr)

Welcome new and returning Executive members.

Bargaining Committee 2017

As we approach the end of the term of our collective agreement (June 30, 2017), a general survey was sent out via email to all members of CUPE 3433 on March 15 giving members an opportunity to comment on aspects of the collective agreement.

The results of this survey will help in creating a second survey, aimed at narrowing the issues of importance. This survey will be sent out around May. There will also be a special meeting for members to discuss bargaining in more detail.

Members are welcomed to contact any member of the bargaining team directly with any questions or concerns.

The members of your team are: