Donations of money were delivered and on at least two different occasions there were “flying pickets” where lecturers from other Canadian universities flew to Manitoba and followed the picket line with the BUFA to show solidarity. At the end of the second week, bufa and administration bu entered the mediation, which however lasted only about a week before collapsing. According to some reports, the BU was only interested in compulsory arbitration, which the BUFA did not want. They hoped to be able to develop an agreement that would allow for a collaborative work culture that would benefit both the faculty and the students. Following this judgment, BUFA launched a certification campaign in September 1977. The application for certification was submitted to the Labour Board on 17 October 1977. Pending a favorable certification decision, Dennis Oleson and Gerald Neufeld collected existing collective agreements from other universities across Canada. They tried to incorporate the best features of the old faculty administrative letter and these other agreements into the first draft of the proposed collective agreement. Representation of over 570 full-time faculty members and professional librarians In March 2011, the Brandon University Faculty Association (BUFA) collective agreement expired with Brandon University. The start of negotiations was delayed due to the declared state of emergency. The Assiniboine River rose, flooded the lower part of the city and led to the evacuation of parts of Brandon. Negotiations did not start until 18 May 2011. In a message to the Canadian Association of University Teachers, Joe Dolecki, President of the BUFA, said, “We have maintained free collective bargaining on our campus and indicated to the employer that we will do everything in our power to defend our members, our students, our university and our collective agreement now and in the future.
. . .