Solidarity Update: Devastating cuts to Laurentian Announced

WLUFA is appalled by the recent devastating cuts initiated by Laurentian University’s administration, which include the laying off of 80 to 100 professors and the elimination of 58 undergraduate and 11 graduate programs. This is in addition to the earlier announcement from Laurentian that it was unilaterally severing its federation agreements with three institutions,  Université […]

Statement on Laurentian University’s ongoing CCAA process

In the strongest possible terms, WLUFA condemns the ongoing inaction of the provincial government in its failure to intervene to stop the commercial bankruptcy process (the Companies’ Creditors Arrangements Act – CCAA) initiated by Laurentian University’s administration. WLUFA stands in solidarity with our colleagues at the Laurentian University Faculty Association / Association des professeures et […]

Support UOITFA: Write a letter in support of our colleagues

The UOIT Faculty Association, UOITFA, is hosting a letter writing campaign to challenge the conditions faced by professors at Ontario Tech. Click the link below to send a form letter to the University administration to avoid a strike at Ontario Tech. The details of the letter are quoted below: The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed and […]

URGENT: Support UOITFA to avoid a strike and improve learning conditions at Ontario Tech

Dear colleagues, 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 […]

Update on “Working for Workers Act” (Bill 27)

Dear colleagues,  I am writing to you with a brief update on the recently tabled government bill, “Working for Workers Act” (Bill 27).   The omnibus bill includes a host of changes to different pieces of legislation. One of the provisions in schedule 2 of the bill that can potentially have an impact on some OCUFA members is the requirement for some employers to develop “disconnecting from work” policies under […]

CAUT Forum – Building Solidarity and Alliances: Indigenizing the Academy / Forum de l’ACPPU – Accroître la solidarité et les alliances : l’autochtonisation du milieu académique

** La version française suit ** Memorandum 21:57 Date:  September 29, 2021 To:  Presidents and Administrative Officers; Local, Federated and Provincial Associations From:  David Robinson, Executive Director Re:  CAUT Forum – Building Solidarity and Alliances: Indigenizing the Academy, October 15, 2021 CAUT will host a virtual interactive forum — “Building Solidarity and Alliances: Indigenizing the Academy” on Friday, October 15, 2021, from 11:30 […]

Election Day is 4 Days Away / Les élections ont lieu dans quatre jours

** La version française suit **  Memorandum 21:54 Date: September 16, 2021 To: Presidents and Administrative Officers ; Local, Federated and Provincial Associations From: David Robinson, Executive Director Re: Election Day is 4 Days Away Member associations have four more days to engage in CAUT’s For Our Future federal election campaign, calling for strong federal leadership that highlights the need for increased investments […]

WLUFA update on return to in-person teaching and COVID protocols

Dear Members –  As we embark on a new term, WLUFA has received a number of communications from our members expressing often deep concern regarding their health, safety and rights as we partially resume in-person teaching.  The WLUFA Executive would like to update you on some of the issues and advocacy the Association has been involved […]

Vacancy on CAUT Librarians’ and Archivists’ Committee / Vacance au Comité des bibliothécaires et des archivists de l’ACPPU

Memorandum 21:52 Date:  September 10, 2021 To:  Presidents and Administrative Officers; Local, Federated and Provincial Associations From:  David Robinson, Executive Director Re:  Vacancy on CAUT Librarians’ and Archivists’ Committee CAUT is seeking to fill a casual vacancy on the Librarians’ and Archivists’ Committee for a term that will expire in May 2024. When a casual vacancy arises, CAUT’s procedures […]

Vacancies on CAUT Equity Committee / Vacances au Comité de l’équité de l’ACPPU

Memorandum 21:51 Date:  September 10, 2021 To:  Presidents and Administrative Officers; Local, Federated and Provincial Associations From:  David Robinson, Executive Director Re:  Vacancies on CAUT Equity Committee CAUT is seeking to fill two casual vacancies on the Equity Committee. The vacancies are for (1) a member representing academic staff with disabilities and (2) a member representing Women academic staff for a term that will […]

CCAA and BIA pledge Reminder

Dear colleagues, This is a reminder that we are asking all members to endorse OCUFA’s pledge for candidates in the upcoming federal election, seeking their support for legislative action on CCAA and BIA. As noted before, the pledge asks the candidates to commit to amending the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act (BIA) and the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act […]

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