Executive Committee Members for 2014/2015

April 10th, 2014

President Announcement:

WLUFA is pleased to announce that Rob Kristofferson has been acclaimed as the WLUFA President for the coming year.

Congratulations Rob!

WLUFA is also pleased to announce the Executive Committee Members for 2014/2015.  Congratulations and thank you to everyone who allowed their name to stand for election.
Stephen Wenn

Glenda Wall

Kimberly Ellis-Hale

Helen Ramirez

Jim Gerlach

David Monod

Judy Bates

Kari Brozowski

Joanne Oud


WLUFA Spring Wine & Cheese Social and Recognition of Retirees

April 8th, 2014

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OCUFA Report, March 12, 2014 – Ontario proposes bringing universities under Ombudsperson oversight

March 12th, 2014

 

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Ontario proposes bringing universities under Ombudsperson oversight

On Thursday, March 8, 2014, the Premier Kathleen Wynne unveiled a sweeping “Accountability Act” that, among other reforms, will allow the provincial Ombudsperson – currently Andre Marin – to investigate universities.

Data check: Even more evidence of the benefits of a university education

New Statistics Canada research demonstrates that university graduates earn considerably more than their peers without a degree. The new report, An investment of a lifetime? The long-term labour market premiums associated with a postsecondary education, shows that university grads make up to 75 per cent more than those with high school only.

Ontario proposes bringing universities under Ombudsperson oversight

On Thursday, March 8, 2014, the Premier Kathleen Wynne unveiled a sweeping “Accountability Act” that, among other reforms, will allow the provincial Ombudsperson – currently Andre Marin – to investigate universities.

The proposed act also extends Ombudsperson oversight to municipalities and school boards. Other reforms include changes to the lobbyist registry and a new requirement for MPPs and civil servants to post their expenses online.

The Ombudsperson is tasked to investigate complaints about public services in Ontario. Under the Ombudsman Act, the Office of the Ombudsman has broad authority to investigate government and government agencies.

The Accountability Bill is expected to be tabled before the end of March. OCUFA will be monitoring the new legislation closely to ensure that the rights of faculty are respected. While an appropriate amount of accountability is important within Ontario’s university sector, any new arrangement must not impinge on the academic freedom of professors and academic librarians.

Data check: Even more evidence of the benefits of a university education

New Statistics Canada research demonstrates that university graduates earn considerably more than their peers without a degree. The new report, An investment of a lifetime? The long-term labour market premiums associated with a postsecondary education, shows that university grads make up to 75 per cent more than those with high school only.

The report tracks Census data from 1991 to 2010. Over the 20 year period, male university grads make on average $732,000 more than individuals with only a high school credential, and $485,000 more than community college graduates. Women earned $448,000 and $269,000 respectively.

While this is good news for university grads generally, the persistent pay gap between male and female graduates remains a serious concern.

The StatCan research comes on the heels of a Council of Ontario Universities (COU) study that shows the significant labour market advantage of a university degree. Earlier this year, the American Association of Colleges & Universities published research highlighting the success of liberal arts graduates. Clearly, labour market success is one of the many advantages of a university degree, alongside better health outcomes, increased civic engagement, and a host of other social and economic benefits.

 



















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WLUFA Advocate – Volume 2, Issue 1

January 15th, 2014

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CAS Negotiations Newsletter

November 29th, 2013

Ratification Newsletter


Tentative Agreement

November 27th, 2013

Nov. 27, 2013

On behalf of Sheila McKee-Protopapas (Chief Negotiator) and Bill Salatka (WLUFA President):

Greetings,

A tentative agreement for the CAS Bargaining Unit was reached during mediation late this afternoon.  Notification of a ratification meeting and the voting procedure will be sent to you shortly.  We cannot disclose details of the tentative agreement until the ratification meeting.

Nov. 27, 2013

According to the Memorandum of Agreement signed with the employer, the details of the CAS tentative agreement cannot be disclosed by either Party until they are presented at a bargaining unit meeting.  This is standard procedure in labour negotiations. As in the past, the ratification vote will begin at the meeting and will continue for 3 to 4 days at both campuses.  A summary of the agreement will be available at each voting station but will not be distributed.


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November 21st, 2013

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Mediation

November 20th, 2013
To All CAS Members:

The University Administration has asked WLUFA to agree to mediation in regard to renewing the CAS Collective Agreement.   WLUFA has agreed.  A tentative mediation date has been set for Tuesday, November 26, 2013.

Sincerely,

Bill Salatka

President-WLUFA