Posts from February 2023

TORONTO, February 22, 2023 – The Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations (OCUFA) calls on universities across the province to revisit employment agreements with faculty and academic staff negotiated during the last three years under the Protecting a Sustainable Public Sector for Future Generations Act—formerly Bill 124, now declared unconstitutional. “Faculty, librarians, and staff have […]

Last fall, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice declared the Protecting a Sustainable Public Sector for Future Generations Act (formerly Bill 124) violated the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, on the grounds that the legislation interfered with collective bargaining rights. OCUFA member organizations have called for changes to their collective agreements, now that the […]

Two new agreements ratified

Nipissing University Congratulations to the members of the Nipissing University Faculty Association Contract Academic Staff Bargaining Unit (NUFA-CASBU), who ratified a three-year collective agreement in early January 2023 following a protracted round of negotiations. This was the unit’s first agreement post-Bill 124 moderation. On compensation, members received across-the-board (ATB) increases of one per cent in […]

Opting for a two-year agreement to cover the remaining period under Bill 124 wage restraint, members of the University of Guelph Faculty Association (UGFA) received a one per cent cost of living increase for each year of the agreement. They also received increases in the Annual Career Increment in each year, as well as a […]

Wilfrid Laurier University Coming out of Bill 124 imposed wage restraint, the Contract Faculty and Part-Time Librarians unit of the Wilfrid Laurier University Faculty Association (WLUFA PT) signed a three-year agreement containing significant gains on all their bargaining priorities, including compensation and benefits, job security, and improvements to the hiring process. On compensation and benefits, […]

In their new four-year agreement, faculty members of the University of Western Ontario Faculty Association (UWOFA) made gains on each of their six priorities:  Support, recognize, and reward faculty effort Support faculty health and wellbeing Achieve fair and equitable workloads Protect collegial governance and due process Enhance job security for contract faculty Achieve equity, diversity, […]