Monthly Archives: October 2010

Arbitration and the employer’s “ability to pay”.

Bargaining Wire: OCUFA Report October 12, 2010 Since mid-summer, four experienced Ontario arbitrators have awarded compensation increases in excess of the government’s “policy statement” of no-net compensation increases. All four gave detailed reasons for their decisions, which were all based … Continue reading

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Refusing to be a minion of government, arbitrator awards U of T faculty 4.5% over two years

OCUFA Report October 12, 2010 Arbitrator Martin Teplitsky, saying he would not be a “minion of government,” has awarded members of the University of Toronto Faculty Association (UTFA) salary increases above the Ontario’s government “policy” of no-net compensation increases. The … Continue reading

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The Crisis of the Humanities Officially Arrives

By STANLEY FISH Excerpt from:  NY Times Opinionator Blog Stanley Fish on education, law and society. In a response to last week’s column on “Howl,” the movie about Allen Ginsberg’s famous poem, Charlie from Binghamton asked, “What happened to public … Continue reading

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Ontario colleges and universities use government grants to lobby for more government grants.

Canadian Newswire Toronto, October 5, 2010 Documents secured by the Ontario NDP through a Freedom of Information request show that nine Ontario colleges and universities have spent nearly a million dollars to hire private lobbyists and consultants to influence the … Continue reading

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Carleton profs vote for strike mandate.

By Carson Jerema Macleans, October 5th, 2010 Carleton University professors have voted an overwhelming 88.5 per cent in favour of giving the faculty association a strike mandate. Bargaining resumes Tuesday morning and a provincial conciliator has been appointed. Faculty would … Continue reading

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Carleton University faculty gives union negotiators strike mandate.

By Matthew Pearson The Ottawa Citizen, October 8th, 2010. The bargaining team for Carleton University’s faculty union — which includes more than 830   professors, librarians and contract instructors — has been given a strike mandate.The union has been without a … Continue reading

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Data Check: Universities CAN afford more than zero-compensation raises.

Published by OCUFA in Ontario University Report The Ontario government promised to fund 11,000 new undergraduates this fall, so it has increased university operating grants this year by roughly 4.5 per cent above last year. The province, moreover, will allow … Continue reading

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