Learning Agreement Dalhousie





1. The Board of Directors agrees to continue the Dalhousie University pension plan as it existed when this collective agreement was signed, unless it can be amended in this collective agreement and in the letter of intent of November 13, 1987 or by agreement between the Board of Directors and the Association, upon agreement of the Advisory Committee. Within 30 calendar days of approval of a plan change by the Nova Scotia Superintendent of Pensions and the Canadian Revenues and Revenue Agency (formerly Revenue Canada), the Commission will provide the Association with an updated electronic copy of the full text of the pension plan, in addition to updated print copies of the amended pages of the plan text. 21.02 – Off-campus education may be allocated in accordance with existing rules within departments or other teaching units that were provided prior to the signing of the collective agreement. All provisions relating to the allocation of teaching tasks outside the campus, taken after the signing of this collective agreement, are made in departments or other teaching units and contain provisions for the agreement of the member or members concerned. Members whose employment is responsible for regular or ongoing teaching outside the campus have defined these tasks in their individual appointment letters. In the midst of all this, the ADFA and the Board of Directors have concluded a negotiation process for the development of a new collective agreement. When the pandemic struck, the FDFA proposed to postpone the negotiations by one year, but the Board of Directors decided to proceed despite concerns. After a series of meetings and without agreement, the DFA announced on 7 October the result of a strike vote in which 90.6% of the ADFA members who had voted expressed support for the strikes in support of the negotiating team`s position. Negotiations failed when the Board of Directors declined to comment on planned pension and wage changes.





20.08 – A member`s workload may include the evening class time, during summer sessions, in a second department or other unit with Dalhousie University or outside of campus teaching, pursuant to section 21. These teaching tasks may be assigned in accordance with existing rules within departments or other teaching units that were completed prior to the signing of the collective agreement. All provisions relating to the allocation of these teaching tasks after the signing of the collective agreement are made in departments or other teaching units and contain provisions for the approval of the member or members concerned. Such regulations must be approved by the deans of the relevant faculties. This teaching is not considered a teaching overload when reasonable reductions are made in the other teaching or academic administration tasks of the members or members concerned. Members who take overhead courses receive an overload scholarship. Like all post-secondary institutions in Nova Scotia, Dalhousie quickly turned to e-learning after the introduction of the COVID-19 pandemic in March. Westwood said many instructors to survive the winter semester clung to their conventional courses, but simply delivered them by videoconference. 32.01 – The Board of Directors agrees to continue the workers` benefits as provided for at the time of the signing of this collective agreement, unless they can be amended in this collective agreement or may be amended by the agreement of the Board of Directors and the association following a report by the Workers` Benefits Committee or the Advisory Committee instituted in accordance with the provisions of the pension plan. This includes a collective agreement between Dalhousie University`s Board of Governors and the Dalhousie Faculty Association 2017-2020 14.10 – Members currently working at the School of Dental Hygiene are entitled to 20% (20%) while they were employed at Dalhousie Time Allowance for out-of-court privileges, to me

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