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The “Full-Time Faculty and Professional Librarians” turn for collective agreement re-negotiation

The “Full-Time Faculty and Professional Librarians” Collective Agreement is up for re-negotiation this spring, giving us a fresh opportunity to work together to solve our collective problems and secure better working conditions for the members of this bargaining unit. A survey has been distributed by email to these members to start the process of determining[…]

WLUFA Denounces Trump Executive Action and Stands in Solidarity with our Muslim Community

[Posted on behalf of the WLUFA Executive.] Ignorance is not bliss; it is a danger to society. WLUFA stands in solidarity with Muslims and others who condemn the Executive Order taken by Donald Trump that bans citizens from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States. We also extend our sympathies for and solidarity with[…]

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[…]

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[…]

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,[…]

Have you always wondered what happens at the bargaining table, but were afraid to ask?

Now is your chance to find out! Chantal Sundaram from CAUT is coming to Laurier to run a two-day bargaining workshop for the contract faculty negotiating team and we are inviting interested full-time and CAS members to participate. (Full-time Members: Your Collective Agreement expires on June 30, 2017 and WLUFA will soon be putting together[…]

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