TORONTO, March 9, 2022 – The Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations (OCUFA) extends a message of solidarity to the striking faculty and academic librarians at the Association des professeurs, professeures et bibliothécaires de l’Université Sainte-Anne (APPBUSA) in Nova Scotia. Members of the APPBUSA have been on strike since March 9 as they pressure the administration to negotiate an agreement that provides fair and equitable working conditions for professors and librarians, and which creates the conditions for a more constructive working relationship between the administration and the APPBUSA’s members.
“OCUFA and our 30 member associations, representing 17,000 faculty, academic librarians, and other academic professionals across Ontario, extend our solidarity and support to our colleagues at the APPBUSA,” said Sue Wurtele, President of OCUFA. “The administration at Université Sainte-Anne should show its respect for faculty and academic librarians by negotiating an agreement that fosters a more collaborative working relationship and charts a path towards a vibrant future for the university.”
The Association des professeurs, professeures et bibliothécaires de l’Université Sainte-Anne deserve a fair and equitable agreement that embraces collegial governance and addresses faculty and academic librarian concerns about their working conditions. OCUFA calls on the Université Sainte-Anne administration to listen to faculty and academic librarian voices and find a way to move forward with a collective agreement that strengthens the university community.
Founded in 1964, OCUFA represents 17,000 faculty, academic librarians, and other academic professionals in 30 member associations across Ontario. It is committed to enhancing the quality of higher education in Ontario and recognizing the outstanding contributions of its members towards creating a world-class university system. For more information, please visit the OCUFA website at www.ocufa.on.ca.
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