WLUFA Newsletter

January 27, 2012 The Bargaining Unit meetings scheduled for February 1st have been postponed. The Administration and WLUFA are still in conciliation, attempting to negotiate a renewal of the Collective Agreement. The parties have agreed to meet again on February 1st, and with the assistance of the conciliator, on February 6, 8 and 9. The […]

26/01/2012 WLUFA Newsletter January 24, 2012 The WLUFA Executive and the Bargaining Team would like to thank everyone who attended and participated in the bargaining unit meetings last week and those who conveyed their support but were unable to attend. We appreciate your willingness to volunteer for picket captain duties, communications or back-office work. The […]

OCUFA Service Award for 2011-12

Dear Colleagues; The OCUFA Service Award was established last year to honour individuals who have done, or continue to do, exceptional work on behalf of the Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations and its Members. Up to six awards may be given each year and are presented during OCUFA’s Annual General Meeting, typically held in […]

Call for Nomination: the OCUFA 2011-2012 Teaching and Academic Librarianship Awards

Dear Colleague; I am very pleased to announce that nominations for the 39th annual 2011-12 OCUFA Teaching and Academic Librarianship Awards are now open. Since 1973, these awards have recognized the very best in teaching and librarianship from across Ontario, and we are thrilled to continue our tradition of honoring the individuals that make our […]


In the last newsletter we talked about Laurier’s excellent financial performance in a number of areas: record positive surpluses in the General Fund, record cash flows from operations and record cash on deposit as reported in the Audited Financial Statements.  This is the real financial situation at Laurier.  There is no financial crisis at Laurier […]

Bargaining Crisis

FINANCIAL CRISIS? NO, BARGAINING CRISIS? YES! At this point, what remains on the bargaining table are proposals by the Administration to: (1) reduce pension benefits and ultimately eliminate our existing pension plan, (2) reduce retiree health benefits, and (3) implement a low-cost second-tier teaching stream that will be incapable of any significant research or service […]

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