As faculty, we all love our work. As professors and scholars, we generally consider ourselves incredibly privileged to be able to teach, read and write for a living. But even as we (mostly) enjoy it, the work we do is highly skilled, difficult, demanding, and often incredibly stressful. And like any other person in any other job, we wouldn’t do it without remuneration, which is how you know that MRU faculty are workers. We are labourers in an increasingly corporatized workplace in which the politics and processes of academic capitalism are paramount.
This trend towards academic capitalism means that :
Faculty and Administration at MRU are bound by a Collective Agreement, which outlines our responsibilities to our employer (the University), and our employer’s responsibilities to us. It is, as its title suggests, collectively negotiated between the MRFA and MRU’s Board of Governors. The process of collective bargaining is outlined in the MRFA’s Collective Bargaining Index.