bargaining

In a vote held on September 7, 2016, members of the Brescia Faculty Association (BFA) authorized its Executive Committee to initiate a strike action if a fair and reasonable settlement is not reached during the collective bargaining process. Members voted 94 per cent in favour of a strike mandate. “Today’s vote sends a strong message […]

The Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations (OCUFA) is pleased to announce the 2015 winner of its prestigious Lorimer Award. This honour recognizes individuals who have worked to protect and promote the interests of Ontario’s academic staff through collective bargaining. This year’s winner is Bill Salatka, from Wilfrid Laurier University. “Bill’s ability to make the […]

Full-time faculty at Nipissing are continuing their strike for fair pay, improved governance processes, and protections for faculty complement at the university. The Nipissing University Faculty Association (NUFA) has received overwhelming support from their colleagues across Canada and from their local community. Representatives from many faculty associations and local unions have joined NUFA members on the pocket line. A […]

Librarians and archivists at McMaster University and Western University have voted overwhelmingly in favour of strike mandates in their ongoing negotiations with their respective employers. The mandates authorize their leadership to call a strike if an equitable deal cannot be reached at the bargaining table. At McMaster, a 92 per cent turnout yielded a 100 per cent vote in favour of a strike mandate . The employer is attempting to remove the […]

After two days of conciliation, the Nipissing University Faculty Association (NUFA) regrets that talks have broken down. “We are very disappointed in the Employer’s lack of vision for the future of the university. Our faculty would rather be in the classroom teaching than walking a picket line,” says NUFA President Susan Srigley. However, NUFA decided […]

Another summer has passed and faculty are settling back into campus life and gearing up for a busy year at Ontario universities. Many faculty associations hosted back-to-school or Labour Day events this month. Some of these events brought members together to discuss priorities for the year, while others encouraged faculty members to get out in […]

Faculty at the Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) and the University of Sudbury (part of Laurentian University) have ratified new agreements with their employers. NOSM faculty, Librarians and Professional Staff ratified their deal on July 23, followed by ratification by the Board of Directors on July 31. The University of Sudbury deal was ratified […]

On Wednesday, March 25th, the members of the Nipissing University Faculty Association (NUFA) voted overwhelmingly in favour of a strike mandate. Over 90 per cent of NUFA members cast their ballot, and 97 per cent voted to authorize NUFA to strike should one become necessary. NUFA held its strike vote less than a week after […]

Below is a message from Scott Prudham, President of UTFA, regarding a support request for faculty at the University of St. Michael’s College, who are currently in bargaining and facing a legal strike/lockout date on Feb. 6th. Dear colleagues, UTFA is negotiating a second contract for faculty and librarians employed by the University of Saint […]

Faculty at Western University have ratified their new contract with the administration, with 93 per cent voting in favour of the deal. The four year deal will run into 2018. A top priority this bargaining round for the University of Western Ontario Faculty Association (UWOFA) was contract faculty job security. The new deal includes many […]

In advance of a planned one-day strike action on September 15th, the Windsor University Faculty Association (WUFA) has sent a message to concerned students explaining what the action means and why it is happening. The message is reproduced in full below: The Faculty Association of the University of Windsor (WUFA) plans to take a one-day […]

Faculty at the University of Guelph have voted to authorize a strike if one becomes necessary, with 89 per cent voting in favor of the strike mandate. UGFA called the strike vote to secure gains already made at the bargaining table and to provide momentum to reach a fair settlement with the employer. UGFA had […]

The Windsor University Faculty Association (WUFA) will be going on a one-day strike on Sept.15 with the intent of forcing the university administration back to the bargaining table, the association has announced. The one-day stoppage will be followed by a series of rolling half-day job actions. If a deal is not reached by October 1st, […]

On Tuesday, September 2nd, members of the Laurentian University Faculty Association (LUFA) voted 90% in favour of a strike mandate to support their negotiating team. “We are heartened and gratified by this strong endorsement by our members,” said LUFA President Anis Farah. “We hope that this will bolster negotiations, and that we can arrive at […]

The University of Guelph Faculty Association (UGFA) has set a strike vote for September 8th and 9th, 2014. The vote is required to secure gains already made at the bargaining table and to provide momentum to secure a fair settlement. This is particularly important as the association enters conciliation with the employer. UGFA negotiators have […]