The Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations (OCUFA) stands in solidarity with the members of the Acadia University Faculty Association (AUFA) on strike for greater stability for precarious academic staff, increased hiring of Indigenous academics, stronger equity and diversity initiatives, and improved wages and working conditions to help recruit and retrain academics at their university.
“Fairness for contract faculty, protecting tenure faculty complement, and employment equity are key advocacy and bargaining issues for OCUFA and our members,” said OCUFA President Sue Wurtele. “On behalf of OCUFA and our 31 member associations representing 17,000 faculty, academic librarians, and other academic professionals across Ontario, I would like to express our solidarity and support for our colleagues at Acadia.”
OCUFA encourages the Acadia University administration to negotiate a fair collective agreement, which improves faculty working conditions and student learning conditions. To support AUFA, send an email to the university’s president at: makeitfair.caut.ca/acadia
More information on the strike can be found here: www.acadiafaculty.ca