The Nipissing University Faculty Association (NUFA) is pleased to announce that the tentative agreement reached between the Full-Time Academic Bargaining Unit (FASBU) and the Employer on November 26, 2015, has been ratified by the bargaining unit with 93 per cent voting in favour of the deal. “From the outset we knew that this was going […]

A tentative agreement has been reached between Nipissing University and the Nipissing University Faculty Association (NUFA). The faculty association published the following statement on their website : We are pleased to announce that representatives of the Nipissing University Faculty Association (NUFA) and the University administration have reached a tentative agreement that will allow students to return […]

On November 4th and 5th, 2015, OCUFA President Judy Bates and Executive Director Mark Rosenfeld were in North Bay to show solidarity with striking full-time faculty at Nipissing University. She met with members of the Nipissing University Faculty Association (NUFA) and spoke briefly to professors walking the picket line. Here is a transcript of her […]

Full-time faculty at Nipissing University have gone on strike after they were unable to reach a fair and equitable settlement with the university administration. OCUFA and all of its member faculty associations stand in solidarity with the members of the Nipissing University Faculty Association (NUFA) who are on the picket lines fighting for quality education through faculty complement, a real […]

The Nipissing University Faculty Association (NUFA) has filed for conciliation, as the association and the employer “are still miles apart on the issue of a financial settlement.” Faculty at Nipissing are among the lowest paid in Ontario, and are seeking a fair and reasonable wage agreement. The employer has argued that there is a financial […]

This spring, the Nipissing University Faculty Association (NUFA) has been working hard with community and labour partners in North Bay to put precarious work on the political agenda. On April 14, NUFA co-hosted a Precarious Labour Forum with the North Bay and District Labour Council that brought together many different unions, worker groups and student groups. Five panelists, […]

The following is a message from the Nipissing University Faculty Association, regarding the cuts to faculty appointments announced this week On Wednesday, February 4, the Nipissing University Faculty Association (NUFA) learned that the Employer, Nipissing University, will not be renewing 22 faculty appointments for the 2015-2016 academic year. We are profoundly saddened and dismayed by […]

On December 8, 2014, Nipissing University completed “Phase 1” of its planned layoffs. Local media reported that 16 positions were lost, including 14 in senior management. The university administration is indicating that two more rounds of layoffs are imminent: one affecting unionized support staff, and a final one affecting faculty on teaching contracts. Layoffs of support […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]