Despite ongoing negotiations, the administration at the University of Windsor has requested and received a “no board” report.This puts the university in a legal lockout position as of July 3, 2014. The Windsor University Faculty Association (WUFA) has not taken a strike vote, and has no current plans to do so.
“The administration’s actions are interesting, given that progress is being made at the bargaining table,” said Brian E. Brown, President of WUFA. “All of this is an unfortunate distraction from the important work of negotiating a fair agreement.”
The Trent University Faculty Association (TUFA) has ratified its new agreement. The three-year deal runs until June 30, 2016. It contains parity-based raises, enhancements to the professional expense fund, and a variety of improvements to the benefits plan. TUFA also pushed back against the employer’s request for new teaching-only positions, arguing that no new categories of TUFA employees could be created without firm commitments to maintaining and renewing the existing tenure stream.