A new survey by the Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT) has found that most academic staff working on contract at Canadian universities aren’t employed that way by choice. According to the survey: Over half of respondents want a tenure-track university or full-time, permanent college job. Women and racialized contract academic staff work more hours per course, per […]

Last year saw the biggest reforms to labour laws for workers in forty years. Working with the Fight for $15 & Fairness , faculty are part of the movement that won these gains in Ontario. Now, employers and the big business community are pressuring Ford’s government to roll back decent work laws. Send an email to your MPP and Premier Doug Ford today to show your support for decent work laws. Faculty associations are already putting the new decent […]

Fair Employment Week is an annual event organized by the Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT), which provides a great opportunity to raise awareness about precarious contract working conditions on university campuses. Across Canada, faculty associations will be showing their support for fairness for contract faculty and advocating for universities to provide good jobs that […]

TORONTO – “The Ontario government has announced that universities could face funding cuts if they do not comply with newly introduced requirements for campus free speech policies. OCUFA does not believe this government intervention is necessary and is deeply concerned with its implications for the province’s universities, faculty, staff, and students. Threatening to withhold funding […]

On August 7th, the Ontario Labour Relations Board agreed to consolidate the three bargaining units represented by the University of Ontario Institute of Technology Faculty Association (UOITFA) into a single unit, covered by one collective agreement. The UOITFA is the first union in Ontario to apply for and win a consolidation of units under the new labour relations provisions enacted in 2017 by […]

The University of Toronto Faculty Association (UTFA) and the administration at the University of Toronto have reached a two-year agreement. The agreement includes competitive wage increases and extensive benefit improvements in areas such as vision, dental, hearing aids, paramedical, and mental health benefits. In addition, UTFA’s agreement includes improvements in maternity, parental, and adoption leave […]

The Canadian Military Colleges Faculty Association (CMCFA) has reached an agreement with the Treasury Board Secretariat of Canada. The faculty association had been without an agreement since 2014. During the intervening years, their employer continuously stalled and threatened not to honour a previously agreed to memoranda of understanding. This resulted in an Unfair Labour Practice […]

In an effort to build stronger relationships with new and re-elected MPPs, OCUFA will be holding its annual Advocacy Day in the fall rather than the spring this year. On November 13, professors and academic librarians from across Ontario will converge on Queen’s Park to share their priorities for the province’s universities. Over the next […]

Carleton University Academic Staff Association The Carleton University Academic Staff Association (CUASA) has reached a four-year agreement with their university administration. CUASA achieved across-the-board salary and career development increases competitive with other faculty associations, along with a lump sum payment upon ratifying the agreement. A territorial acknowledgment will also be placed at the front of […]

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