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Contract Faculty: Please volunteer for some important committees!

[Posted on behalf of Kimberly Ellis-Hale, WLUFA Communications Committee Chair.] Although a strike is always the last option for a collective agreement negotiation, it’s better to be prepared for the worst than have to do a great deal of work at the last moment. The following committees each require a Waterloo and a Brantford chair[…]

Open letter from WLUFA opposing the library cuts at University of Ottawa

Posted on behalf of Michele Kramer, WLUFA President. Mr. Jacques Frémont President, University of Ottawa President’s Office Tabaret Hall 550 Cumberland, room 212 Ottawa, Ontario November 24, 2016 Dear Mr. Frémont, I write to you as a concerned citizen of the University of Ottawa community. I am distressed at the news of the proposed cuts[…]

A conciliator has been appointed

The Ontario Ministry of Labour has appointed Greg Long as a conciliator to assist your Negotiating Team and the Administration in reaching a settlement. This is a consequence of the Administration filing for conciliation. Conciliation is scheduled for December 14th, with the possibility of additional dates depending on progress. Negotiations are continuing in the meantime.[…]

Want to know what happened at the UFC meeting on the 14th?

A faculty member who attended wrote this about the University Faculty Council meeting held on Monday, 11 November, 2016: Dear Colleagues, I’m writing with a report on the University Faculty Council meeting held earlier this week. Because fewer than 70 faculty members and librarians attended, we did not make quorum and thus could not advance[…]

Demand better governance! Stand for students’ academic welfare!

(Posted on behalf of Kimberly Ellis-Hale, Communications Director & CF Liaison.) University Faculty Council Meeting November 14, 2016 / 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm Senate & Board Chamber (Waterloo); By video conference to RCW 324 (Brantford) The University Faculty Council (UFC) is the ONLY governance body where EVERY faculty member – including Contract Faculty – and[…]

Sociology Students’ Association support Contract Faculty in their letter to the Governance Review Panel

The Laurier Sociology Students’ Association sent a letter to the members of the Governance Review Panel which, among other points, commented on the role of contract faculty in Laurier’s governance. “The contract faculty are valued equally in comparison to faculty professors to students, and should be valued thusly by the university as well. This means that[…]

Laurier admin has filed for conciliation and WLUFA’s letter to other associations

(Posted on behalf of Michele Kramer, WLUFA President.) Dear Colleagues, The message below has been circulated to faculty associations across the country. It offers an overview of the state of our current Contract Faculty negotiations and the issues that are keeping the Parties apart at the table. Please note that, since this message was sent[…]

December is the month of parties!

Party for the kids… All full-time and part-time faculty members and librarians and their children are invited to the WLUFA Seasonal Kids’ Party, held on Saturday, December 3rd at Major Ballachey Public School, at 105 Rawdon Street in Brantford!  From 10:30 AM until 1 PM, there will be snacks and lunch provided, crafts, cookie decorating,[…]

Contract Faculty vote results: 95% in favour of Exec calling a strike if necessary

On behalf of Michele Kramer, WLUFA President: Over the last week Contract Faculty have been voting on the following question: “Are you in favour of authorizing the WLUFA Executive to call a strike if a satisfactory tentative agreement cannot be reached?” The results are in and the Members have voted 94.9% in favour of authorizing[…]

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