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[…]

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.[…]

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);┬áBy video conference to RCW 324 (Brantford) The University Faculty Council (UFC) is the ONLY governance body where EVERY faculty member – including Contract Faculty – and[…]

Sociology Students’ Association support Contract Faculty in their letter to the Governance Review Panel

The Laurier Sociology Students’ Association sent a letter to the members of the Governance Review Panel which, among other points, commented on the role of contract faculty in Laurier’s governance. “The contract faculty are valued equally in comparison to faculty professors┬áto students, and should be valued thusly by the university as well. This means that[…]

Laurier admin has filed for conciliation and WLUFA’s letter to other associations

(Posted on behalf of Michele Kramer, WLUFA President.) Dear Colleagues, The message below has been circulated to faculty associations across the country. It offers an overview of the state of our current Contract Faculty negotiations and the issues that are keeping the Parties apart at the table. Please note that, since this message was sent[…]

Support for Contract Faculty

While many of us may be tired from working at the various Contract Faculty information tables over the last month, we have been fortified! We have spoken with students, staff and faculty on both campuses that support Contract Faculty in their fight for fair compensation, access to benefits and job security. Here are just a[…]

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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