AU unions respond to news of replacement of Peter Scott


The Athabasca University Faculty Association (AUFA), the Athabasca Students’ Union, and CUPE Local 3911 have issued statements and expressed their disagreement with the recent replacement of former AU President Peter Scott. AUFA is publicly against the change in leadership. AUSU President Karen Fletcher stated that protocols were not followed in the replacement. “I found out that Peter Scott was fired in the same email where I was invited to vote,” said Fletcher. The students’ union stated that student representatives were also excluded from discussion. CUPE Local 3911 defended Scott and described the dismissal was “shocking and disappointing.” Globe and Mail reports that the Government of Alberta Advanced Education Minister Demetrios Nicolaides has dismissed claims of government involvement, stating that he did not indicate that he wanted Scott to be replaced.

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