The University of Ontario Institute of Technology Faculty Association (UOITFA), which represents full-time faculty at Ontario Tech University, recently completed a successful Social Media Day of Action in support of bargaining to urge the Ontario Tech administration to take action on workload, mental health, pay equity, and pension issues identified as priorities by faculty working at the university.
The success of the day was a direct result of the incredible support from UOITFA members and the broader postsecondary community. The campaign was centred around a Social Media Day of Action and a dynamic membership meeting that featured discussions of bargaining progress and strategies for reaching a fair settlement with the university.
The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed and intensified many challenges faculty and students have been facing at Ontario Tech. This round of bargaining, which began in May 2021, is designed to address these challenges by proposing changes that will improve working conditions for faculty and learning conditions for students.
Stay tuned for bargaining updates and ways to support by following the association on twitter @UOITFA.