OCUFA Grievance Committee stands in solidarity with faculty members at Laurentian University

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In response to the events unfolding at Laurentian University, OCUFA’s Grievance Committee passed the following motion of solidarity while calling on the Ontario government to provide immediate funding to the university.

BE IT RESOLVED THAT the OCUFA Grievance Committee declares its solidarity with the Laurentian University Faculty Association – l’Association des professeures et professeurs de l’Université Laurentienne (“LUFA-APPUL”) and its members.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED THAT the OCUFA Grievance Committee deplores Laurentian University’s application for creditor protection under the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act, its attempt to abridge the right of LUFA-APPUL to bargain on behalf of its members freely under the statutory conditions of the Ontario Labour Relations Act, and its attempt to abridge the rights of LUFA-APPUL members through extraordinary means for resolving outstanding grievances.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED THAT the OCUFA Grievance Committee calls upon the Government of Ontario to issue a declaration immediately that it shall provide sufficient immediate funding to Laurentian University/l’Université Laurentienne to address the university’s current solvency circumstances, and that it shall provide additional permanent funding to secure the financial sustainability and to preserve the bi-lingual, tri-cultural, public character of the university.

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