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Demands grow for release of 2 Canadian academics detained in Egypt Education International, the global union federation representing more than 30 million education workers world-wide, is urging its member organisations to press the Egyptian authorities to immediately release two Canadian professors who have been detained without charges since August 17th. At the request of CAUT, EI is[…]

Conciliation Announcement

The Wilfrid Laurier University Faculty Association and Wilfrid Laurier University filed jointly for conciliation on Monday, September 23. Negotiations between Contract Academic Staff and the University are stalled, but both sides are optimistic that a settlement can be reached with the assistance of a conciliator, who will be appointed by the Ontario Ministry of Labour.[…]

Note of concern about the Ontario government’s Productivity and Innovation Fund for universities and colleges

Note of concern about the Ontario government’s Productivity and Innovation Fund for universities and colleges Dear Colleagues: As some of you may be aware, the latest instalment of the Ontario government’s “transformational change” agenda for the post-secondary sector is a Productivity and Innovation Fund of $45 million.  [I am attaching the English and French versions[…]

OCUFA President Kate Lawson has written an Op-Ed featured on the Huffington Post website

Dear Colleagues; OCUFA President Kate Lawson has written an Op-Ed featured on the Huffington Post website. The article calls for a more balanced understanding of what universities can and should do, and questions those who believe the only role of higher education is job training. The article can be accessed at: http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/kate-t-lawson/university-employment-canada_b_3861137.html Please feel free[…]

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