Thank you for your demonstration of solidarity for UOITFA at the OCUFA Board meeting on Saturday. To put pressure on the administration to negotiate a fair deal, the UOIT Faculty Association is asking that your faculty association and your members send a letter of support to the Ontario Tech President, Provost and Chair of the Board of Governors. In addition, we would appreciate your assistance in circulating the link to the letter as broadly as possible to your members, and other allies in the university sector. To generate as much support as quickly as we can, we have chosen an online standardized letter – individuals simply need to follow the link, enter their name, e-mail address, and postal code, and hit submit.
Below you will find a draft email to circulate to your members. Your solidarity is appreciated.
Jenny J. H. Ahn
Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations (OCUFA)
Office: 416-979-2117 ext. 229
17 Isabella Street
Toronto, ON Canada M4Y 1M7
Subject: URGENT: Support UOITFA to avoid a strike and improve learning conditions at Ontario Tech
Members of the UOITFA have voted 90% in favour of striking if the Ontario Tech administration refuses to agree to a fair deal. The vote comes after six months of bargaining, during which the UOITFA has been urging the Ontario Tech administration to take action on issues related to faculty burnout including workload, mental health, pay equity, and pension issues. UOITFA members care deeply about student learning conditions and faculty working conditions which is why they voted so strongly in favour of striking if the university fails to address these serious issues.
Please show your support for the UOITFA by sending a letter to the Ontario Tech administration today here: https://www.uoitfa.ca/take-action/
We would appreciate your assistance in circulating the link to the letter as broadly as possible via email and social media to your friends, family and colleagues.
Together, we can support UOITFA to avoid a strike and improve faculty working conditions and student learning conditions at Ontario Tech.