The Association of New Brunswick Teachers (AUNBT) is a Canadian union that represents full-time and part-time professors, teachers and university librarians at the University of New Brunswick in the province of New Brunswick, Canada. AUNBT was founded in 1956 as a faculty association and in the same year joined the Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT). In 1979, the organization was certified by the Industrial Relations Board as a bargaining partner for full-time university staff, both faculty and librarian, on UNB`s two main campuses. The first collective agreement came into force in 1980. UNB`s argument to refuse certification was based on an agreement on the scope of the PTSU bargaining unit. “UNB stated that (the APT`s certification application) was contrary to the previous agreement to create the PTSU, where we had to reach agreement on the members of the bargaining unit,” said John Hayden, former president of the PTSU and current head of the union`s complaints. “We certified in March 2013… Active collective bargaining began in March 2014. We are now in the fourth year and (a long way) of the first contract… There is no first contract law in New Brunswick. No legislation to get things done. There should be something that should move things forward.
As we see in this case, there are all kinds of things that can be thrown in … Hayden said. AUNBT Collective Agreement 2013-2016 (PDF)AUNBT Collective Agreement 2009-2013 (PDF)AUNBT Collective Agreement 2005-2009 (PDF)AUNBT Collective Agreement 2001-2005 (PDF) ” (UNB) stated that a second transaction was contrary to this agreement. It really didn`t make sense, because basically they say that (the APT workers could have been involved in the previous journey), their right to organize had been negotiated away from them, which violates their human rights… People have the right to organize and create a union. Any agreement between (PTSU and UNB) cannot remove them,” Hayden added. COLLECTIVE agreement AUNBT 2016-2021 Wage Networks (2016-2021)Experience Grids (2016-2021)Decanal GridsMarket DifferentialChart The PSAC held its organizational trip more than two years ago, in spring 2015. The goal was to add unrepresented APT workers to an existing union, PSAC`s Professional and Technical Staff Union (PTSU), Local 60551, which was certified in March 2013. This application has not yet been considered by the New Brunswick Labour and Employment Council, as UNB has made an interim objection.
The chamber rejected the objection in April 2016, and unB conducted a judicial review of that decision, which ended with Judge Garnett`s decision on April 7, 2017. In 2007, the Association organized contract academics and in 2008 was certified for part-time faculties and librarians under the NB Labour and Employment Board.  During the same period, the organization participated in a proposal by the provincial government of Premier Shawn Graham to replace three university campuses with polytechnics.  Certified in 1979, the University of New Brunswick Teachers AUNBT Association is one of the first faculty associations in Canada to become a labour-certified union in the province. It is the bargaining partner for a unit of “people employed in full-time teaching or employed as librarians at the University of New Brunswick on their campuses in Fredericton and Saint John… with the exception of deans, associates or assistants, persons who are above the ranks of deans, university librarians, faculty members who are members of the Board of Governors and persons excluded by the Industrial Relations Act. THE AUNBT bargaining unit has about 600 members – teachers, trainers and librarians.