Posts from September 2014

In advance of a planned one-day strike action on September 15th, the Windsor University Faculty Association (WUFA) has sent a message to concerned students explaining what the action means and why it is happening. The message is reproduced in full below: The Faculty Association of the University of Windsor (WUFA) plans to take a one-day […]

Faculty at the University of Guelph have voted to authorize a strike if one becomes necessary, with 89 per cent voting in favor of the strike mandate. UGFA called the strike vote to secure gains already made at the bargaining table and to provide momentum to reach a fair settlement with the employer. UGFA had […]

A new study by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA) – Tier for Two: Managing the Optics of Provincial Tuition Fee Policies – finds that tuition fees across Canada continue to rise, as public funding falls. The report notes that Ontario consistently has the highest tuition fees in Canada, and predicts that fees in the province will hit $9,438 by 2017-18. Across Canada, tuition fees […]

Faculty at Brock University have ratified their new agreement with the employer. The deal, which will run until June 30, 2017, was approved on August 29, 2014. The university’s Board of Governors ratified the agreement on August 25, 2014. The Brock University Faculty Association (BUFA) was able to secure provisions to protect the quality of […]

The Windsor University Faculty Association (WUFA) will be going on a one-day strike on Sept.15 with the intent of forcing the university administration back to the bargaining table, the association has announced. The one-day stoppage will be followed by a series of rolling half-day job actions. If a deal is not reached by October 1st, […]

“Class Struggles” – a CBC Radio documentary airing this Sunday – presents faculty across Ontario and Canada with an opportunity to begin e a national conversation about the growing precarity of university sector workers. Interviewer Ira Basen spoke with part-time faculty at several universities across Ontario. The documentary looks at the challenges facing precarious faculty. […]

On Tuesday, September 2nd, members of the Laurentian University Faculty Association (LUFA) voted 90% in favour of a strike mandate to support their negotiating team. “We are heartened and gratified by this strong endorsement by our members,” said LUFA President Anis Farah. “We hope that this will bolster negotiations, and that we can arrive at […]

The University of Guelph Faculty Association (UGFA) has set a strike vote for September 8th and 9th, 2014. The vote is required to secure gains already made at the bargaining table and to provide momentum to secure a fair settlement. This is particularly important as the association enters conciliation with the employer. UGFA negotiators have […]

TORONTO – Professors and academic librarians are welcoming a new study that highlights their impressive teaching and research accomplishments, as well as their many contributions to the social and economic vitality of Ontario. The report, Faculty at Work, was released today by the Council of Ontario Universities (COU). “This report is the first serious attempt […]