McMaster Administration Rejects Rights of Academic Librarians – Here we go again!

It is difficult to believe that once again our colleagues at McMaster University are facing an attack on their professional rights! “The employer is trying to remove Academic Librarians’ right to participate in academic decision making and shield their decisions by removing agreed to criteria and processes.” In the current negotiations between McMaster University Academic Librarian Association (MUALA) and McMaster University Administration, Administration is seeking the following: they are seeking to eliminate the requirement to use a Search Committee in the hiring process; eliminate major portions of procedures and criteria associated with promotions and evaluations; they are rejecting contributions to MUALA as professional service and Administration rejects the idea of work with external organizations as part of academic service. Librarians at McMaster University have voted overwhelmingly in favour of a strike, given these attacks on their professional rights! For an update on this see their website:


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