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Tweet and Facebook about contract faculty with the rest of Ontario on March 3rd

On March 3, OCUFA is asking faculty, students, staff, and supporters across Ontario to engage in a day of action on social media to raise awareness about the need for fairness for contract faculty. This initiative is a project of their Contract Faculty and Faculty Complement Committee, and will build on the momentum generated during[…]

OCUFA’s recommendations for the Ontario budget

[Copied from email sent by Mark Rosenfeld, Executive Director of OCUFA.] See OCUFA’s 2017 pre-budget submission, which sets out OCUFA’s priorities for the Ontario Budget. OCUFA’s recommendations include: Increasing per-student funding for Ontario’s universities to match the average for the rest of Canada; Making a commitment to supporting faculty renewal, including full-time faculty hiring that[…]

KW MPP Catherine Fife supports fair and equitable work for Contract Faculty at Laurier

Given her support for the Ontario Craft Distillers on Twitter, WLUFA contacted MPP Catherine Fife regarding our own precariously-employed Contract Faculty. Her office had this to say: You are correct in identifying that thousands of students in Waterloo’s universities – as well as those across our province – are being taught by professors with no job[…]

Regular Faculty & Librarians: Support your precariously-employed colleagues

(Originally delivered as an email from WLUFA President, Michele Kramer, to Regular Faculty and Librarians on December 21, 2016.) Late last week, Members received an update on the negotiations for a new Contract Faculty and Part-time Librarian Collective Agreement from the CF Negotiating Team.  As indicated, our first day in conciliation didn’t produce much hope[…]

Contract Faculty Negotiations Update: Conciliation, Day One

(Originally sent as an email on December 16, 2017.) Set up at an off-campus location on Wednesday, we were ready to continue negotiating remaining items of dignity, social justice, job security, and fair employment conditions. Key items included: Contract Faculty as a title, access to health and dental benefits, improvements to Standing Appointments, and compensation.[…]

Contract Faculty: What if negotiations end in a job action?

Many of you have been asking questions about the “what happens” if our negotiations end in job-action. Below you will find answers to many of the most-asked questions. Please look this document over carefully and keep it as a reference. If you have any questions, please direct them to Kimberly Ellis-Hale at kimberly@ellis-hale.com. WLUFA Strike[…]

Contract Faculty: Don’t forget to submit your accessible syllabi.

Posted on behalf of Kimberly Ellis-Hale, Contract Faculty Liaison. As a follow-up to the syllabus addition suggestion posted on the 7th, please note that according to our Collective Agreement (see below), Contract Faculty are required to submit a copy of their syllabi to their departments during the first week of class. And while our Collective[…]

Preparing for potential job action: Headquarters found!

With things heating up at the negotiating table, the Strike Action Committee has been beating the bushes for Strike Headquarters in Waterloo and Brantford. We are pleased to report that locations have been secured in both cities. In Waterloo, Strike Headquarters will be located in the 65 University Avenue East Plaza, just an eight minute[…]

A little something for Contract Faculty syllabi…

Although Fall term isn’t over, today is the last day of class, so perhaps some of you may already be working on their Winter syllabi. Please consider using this statement in conjunction with your listed office hours and location on your course syllabi.  It has been checked by WLUFA’s lawyers and has been deemed to be[…]

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[…]

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