TORONTO, April 30, 2024 – The Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations (OCUFA) recognizes the essential contributions of the Brescia Faculty Association (BFA) to the vibrant and unique educational experience at Brescia University College in advance of the institution’s closure on May 1, 2024. “Brescia University College was Canada’s only women’s university college and it […]

The Brescia Faculty Association (BFA) has reached a tentative agreement with their employer. The following statement was posted on the BFA website The Brescia Faculty Association reached a tentative agreement with the Employer on September 28, 2016 after a day and a half of Conciliation.  The BFA began negotiating to renew our first collective agreement in late […]

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 […]

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 University of Toronto Faculty Association (UTFA) is heading to mediation with mediator-arbitrator William Kaplan.  Two days are scheduled, on June 2nd and 3rd.   Brescia reports that the parties continue to meet regularly and progress toward a first collective agreement. Their next bargaining session is June 14th.   At Nipissing, the parties have met […]

Bargaining is heating up around the province in May, with multiple days of bargaining scheduled at Carleton, Nipissing and Brescia. York anticipates having days scheduled by mid-May.  Complex negotiations are also underway at the Canadian Military Colleges Faculty Association (CMCFA), which represents faculty at the Royal Military College, to deal with Federal Budget’s demand that […]

Some progress was made recently in the first collective agreement negotiations at Brescia with the parties signing off on three articles. The same cannot be said for St. Michael’s College at the University of Toronto; the pace of first contract negotiations there is best described as glacial. The parties have met eight times over four […]

After five unsuccessful conciliation sessions, the Wilfrid Laurier University Faculty Association (WLUFA) requested a no-Board report on February 9, 2012. The parties remain apart on a number of key issues, including compensation and pensions, and continue to work on several key non-monetary issues such as professional teaching positions. The Executive of WLUFA has been authorized […]

The pace of bargaining appears to have slowed at Wilfrid Laurier University in the negotiations covering full-time professors and librarians. Faculty association negotiators have presented a full package of proposals, including monetary, to their administration counterparts but have not received responses to the monetary issues. Meantime, the pace of meetings has slowed. At the University […]