bargaining

Bargaining continues across Ontario, with eight faculty associations currently at the table. Despite a difficult bargaining environment, important progress continues to be made. The Carleton University Academic Staff Association (CUASA) reached a tentative settlement on July 27, 2014. A ratification vote is now scheduled for August 21st, August 26th, and August 27th. Details of the […]

Professors and academic librarians at the University of Windsor have voted strongly in favour of a strike mandate. The August 14th vote, which passed with 81.4 per cent in favour, authorizes the Windsor University Faculty Association (WUFA) to call a strike if one becomes necessary. The strike vote was taken after months of provocative and […]

After weeks of aggressive tactics, the administration of the University of Windsor unilaterally imposed terms and conditions of employment on July 28, 2014. The administration had previously moved to impose terms on July 7th , but backed down in the face of opposition from the Windsor University Faculty Association (WUFA) and faculty associations across Canada. Imposing terms and conditions of work on this scale is unprecedented […]

In light of developments at the bargaining table, the University of Guelph Faculty Association (UGFA) is cautiously optimistic that the outstanding issues may be resolved. As such, they have decided to suspend the strike vote planned for Wednesday, July 9th. Should progress not occur, UGFA is ready to reschedule the vote. Part-time faculty at Algoma and Nipissing, […]

Administrators at the University of Windsor have taken a heavy-handed, provocative approach to negotiations with the Windsor University Faculty Association (WUFA). As well as damaging its relationship with professors and academic librarians, the admin’s actions are a dangerous distraction from the important work of negotiating a fair agreement. As previously reported in OCUFA Report, the […]

Faculty at Trent University have reached a tentative settlement with their employer. Details of the agreement are still confidential pending a ratification vote. On June 5, 2014, Contract Academic Staff at St. Jerome’s ratified a new agreement alongside the Board of Governors. The new agreement runs until April 2018. A primary goal of the St. […]

The new agreement for contract academic staff at Laurier has been ratified by members and the university’s Board of Governors. The new three-year deal will expire on August 31, 2016. Of the contract academic members voting, 82.1% cast their ballot in favour of the agreement.  The new deal provides a 1.5% scale increase in each year, […]

Contract faculty at Wilfrid Laurier University are holding a strike vote this week. The Wilfrid Laurier University Faculty Association (WLUFA), who represent part-time faculty, filed for a no-board last Thursday after two unsuccessful days of conciliation. The contract faculty unit continues to push for job security and benefits, in an attempt to improve their precarious […]

The St. Jerome’s University Academic Staff Association (SJUASA) reached a tentative settlement on October 21st. The agreement was ratified by the Association, with 96 per cent voting in favour, on October 24, 2013. The five-year deal includes annual ATB increases of 3% in the first two years, and for the following years, the higher of: University […]

On August 29, 2013, the Association of Professors of the University of Ottawa (APUO) ratified their new collective agreement, with 98 per cent voting in favour of the deal. Following the ratification, the APUO sent this message to their membership: We wish to thank our members for the strong and continued support given to us […]

The Association of Professors of the University of Ottawa (APUO) have reached a tentative agreement with the administration of the University of Ottawa. After a difficult round of bargaining, and exceptional mobilization and support of APUO’s membership, the tentative deal was reached on August 4, 2013. The proposed deal contains solid improvements for benefits and salary, […]

Collective bargaining continues at Ontario’s universities, with seven faculty associations currently at the table. Two of these associations (Brescia and UOIT Teaching Stream faculty) are negotiating their first contract. Two more associations are preparing to begin bargaining soon. At UOIT, appropriate permanency/continuing employment provisions for teaching stream faculty remains an issue. At Ottawa, the faculty association […]

The McMaster University Faculty Association (MUFA) has ratified a new, four-year agreement with their administration. The new deal includes a 1% pension offset in year one; a lump sum of $1250 and a 1% pension offset in year two; and 1.5% increases in year three and four, with lump sums of $1850 and $1925 respectively. […]