Monthly Archives: October 2010

OCUFA Report: UWOFA rents space for strike HQ

Excerpt form OCUFA Report October 26, 2010 UWOFA rents space for strike HQ as talks head to Nov. 3 deadline; coordinated bargaining strengthens its university bargaining, CUPE tells faculty association negotiators. The University of Western Ontario Faculty Association (UWOFA) has … Continue reading

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British Universities Will See Budget Cuts of 40% Under National Austerity Plan

By Aisha Labi and Beth McMurtrie From: The Chronicle of Higher Education, October 22, 2010 Higher education will suffer major budget cuts under a comprehensive spending review released last week by the British government. The report outlines the coalition government’s … Continue reading

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CEOs of Ontario’s hospitals, universities ordered to post expenses

By KAREN HOWLETT Globe and Mail, Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2010 Chief executive officers of hospitals and universities will be required to post their expenses online in the latest initiative by Ontario’s government to put the public sector on a shorter … Continue reading

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BBC Report: Universities ‘to face £4.2bn cut’

By Hannah Richardson BBC News education reporter Excerpt from: Spending Review. 15 October, 2010 Universities in England face funding cuts of £4.2bn in the coming Spending Review, an e-mail leaked to the BBC News website suggests. Universities UK head Professor … Continue reading

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UWOFA asks for a ‘No-Board’ Report

Bargaining Update from University Western Ontario Faculty Association website. October 14th, 2010 The negotiating team has asked provincially-appointed Conciliator John Quinn to file a ‘No-Board’ Report. This request comes after 29 days of negotiations, including two with the help of … Continue reading

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Open Access Week

Open Access Week is an opportunity for the worldwide academic and research community to continue to learn about the potential benefits of Open Access (OA), to share what they’ve learned with colleagues, and to inspire wider participation in helping to … Continue reading

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Wage Loss Calculator

Date Check: OCUFA Report, October 12, 2010 Use this calculator to measure the damage of zero wage increases. What would be the effect of a two-year wage freeze on your salary which the Ontario government has been requesting from public … Continue reading

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