Posts from August 2018

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 […]