Wilfrid Laurier’s full-time faculty and professional librarians have reached a collective agreement with the University that will help protect faculty complement, improve contract faculty representation in governance, and lead to competitive salary increases.
The collective agreement ratified by the Wilfrid Laurier University Faculty Association (WLUFA) will create a new committee tasked with examining the possibility of additional protections for faculty complement by redefining online and summer courses. Dean search committees will now include seats for contract faculty, giving them more input into university governance. Contract faculty will also now be included in the calculation of department sizes for the purposes of determining Chair compensation. Finally, WLUFA was able to negotiate a competitive increase in pattern salary for their full-time faculty and professional librarian members.
The new collective agreement is a result of hard work by WLUFA’s bargaining committee and represents important gains for faculty and librarians at Wilfrid Laurier University.