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: 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[…]

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[…]

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[…]

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[…]

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[…]

Contract Faculty vote results: 95% in favour of Exec calling a strike if necessary

On behalf of Michele Kramer, WLUFA President: Over the last week Contract Faculty have been voting on the following question: “Are you in favour of authorizing the WLUFA Executive to call a strike if a satisfactory tentative agreement cannot be reached?” The results are in and the Members have voted 94.9% in favour of authorizing[…]

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