Statement on Equity Implications of COVID 19

HI all, Please find attached OCUFA’s statement on the equity implications of the current pandemic prepared by the SWEC committee: Best wishes, Michael Michael Conlon, Ph.DExecutive DirectorOntario Confederation of University Faculty Associations17 Isabella StreetToronto, Ontario, Canada M4Y 1M7Tel: 416-979-2117 x229Fax: 416-593-5607E-mail: mconlon@ocufa.on.caWeb: www.ocufa.on.ca          www.academicmatters.ca          www.weteachontario.ca

Alberta urged to reverse education cuts as COVID-19 crisis takes hold

The Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT) is gravely concerned by the Government of Alberta’s refusal to reverse planned cuts to post-secondary education which will see over 600 workers laid off at the University of Alberta alone, most before March 31st. Despite outcries from the scientific community, and a national call to support workers and[…]

CAUT welcomes improved Canada Emergency Response Benefit

The federal government’s newly expanded and improved income support program for workers and their families is a valuable and timely measure, says the Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT). “The COVID-19 pandemic is causing massive disruption worldwide and the next few weeks or months will be difficult for many workers who are experiencing job loss[…]

CAUT welcomes assistance for workers and calls for support of post-secondary education amid COVID-19 spread / L’ACPPU satisfaite des mesures d’aide aux travailleurs mais demande un support pour le secteur postsecondaire 

Across Canada, as universities and colleges are taking important steps to reduce the spread of COVID-19, CAUT welcomes the $27 billion in direct support to Canadians announced today by the federal government. This is an important step in ensuring that vulnerable Canadians, including post-secondary education workers and students, are adequately supported throughout this crisis. Many[…]

Quebec urged to reverse decision to suspend teachers’ collective agreements / Québec pressé de revenir sur sa décision de suspendre les conventions collectives du personnel enseignant

** La version française suit ** Quebec urged to reverse decision to suspend teachers’ collective agreements The Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT) is calling on the government of Quebec to reverse its decision to suspend the collective bargaining agreements for teachers in the province. Teachers were notified by email that agreements were no longer[…]

COVID-19 and the Academic Workplace: Frequently Asked Questions / La COVID-19 et le travail académique : questions et réponses

COVID-19 and the Academic Workplace: Frequently Asked Questions Canada’s public health agencies are continuously monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic and providing infection control guidance. That advice is changing rapidly. In the meantime, academic staff associations and their members are facing many workplace issues arising from the spread of COVID-19. The Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT)[…]

WLUFA and COVID-19

Sent on behalf of David Monod, WLUFA President: Because of the cancellation of all events and face-to-face instruction on all Laurier campuses, we have been considering how to move forward with WLUFA’s obligations. Please see the information provided below. WLUFA staff will be working from home until further notice. They will have full access to[…]

Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) / Nouveau coronavirus (COVID-19)

Memorandum 20:12 Date:  March 11, 2020 To:   Presidents and Administrative Officers; Local, Federated and Provincial Associations From:  David Robinson, Executive Director Re:  Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) CAUT is actively monitoring the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) global outbreak. The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) has currently assessed the risk as low for Canadians. However, the situation[…]

Call for Nominations for CAUT Academic Librarians’ and Archivists’ Distinguished Service Award / Appel de candidatures pour le Prix des bibliothécaires et des archivistes pour services émérites de l’ACPPU

Memorandum 20:08 Date:  March 2, 2020 To:   Presidents and Administrative Officers; Local, Federated and Provincial Associations From:  David Robinson, Executive Director Re:  Call for Nominations for CAUT Academic Librarians’ and Archivists’ Distinguished Service Award CAUT is soliciting nominations for the CAUT Academic Librarians’ and Archivists’ Distinguished Service Award. The Award was established in 1994[…]

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