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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

The Windsor University Faculty Association (WUFA) has set August 14, 2014 date to seek strike authorization from its members. This move came in response to the unilateral imposition of terms and conditions by the Windsor administration, an unprecedented action for an Ontario university. The imposition of terms comes after weeks of aggressive and provocative tactics […]

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 […]

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 […]

Recently, several Ontario universities have begun “program prioritization processes,” or PPP.  These initiatives seek to rank academic and non-academic programs to determine an institution’s “strengths.” However, these processes have a variety of problems and, in extreme cases, can lead to program cuts. University of Windsor Provost Leo Groarke has written an article in Academic Matters that criticizes the way in which program prioritization is being done in Ontario . In […]

After close to 16 months without a contract, members of the University of Ontario Institute of Technology Faculty Association (UOITFA) have come to a tentative agreement with the university. Ratification voting will conclude Thursday. “This has been a long and at times challenging process to reach a tentative agreement,” said UOITFA President Hannah Scott. “Our […]

Talks at Windsor will enter mediation this week, but the Windsor University Faculty Association has filed for a no-board report when conciliation talks broke off after several sessions with a provincial conciliator failed to achieve agreement on key issues. The no-board report will put the faculty association in a legal strike position by October 15. Both monetary and […]