OCUFA Report: May 26, 2011

Brescia faculty to decide about certification; UWO librarians and archivists in conciliation

Faculty members at Brescia University College at a meeting last week discussed the issue of unionization and agreed to meet again in early June to vote on whether to apply for certification as a union under the Ontario Labour Relations Act. Brescia faculty are currently in contract negotiations, with a first bargaining session also having occurred last week.

Librarians and archivists at the University of Western Ontario will meet with a provincial conciliator May 30. These members of the UWO faculty association presented their proposals to the employer April 26 and have met with their administration counterparts five times since. A side table has been proposed to discuss pay equity, as the university’s plan has not been updated since it was posted 20 years ago.

Contract academic staff at Wilfrid Laurier University are heading for mediation, and the parties are currently reviewing the names of potential mediators and talking about what dates the parties could meet with the eventual mediator. Their collective agreement expired last August. Meantime, in preparation for bargaining, negotiators for the university’s full-time faculty are reviewing the results of a bargaining survey sent to faculty members.

Faculty negotiators at the University of Windsor have been successful in their insistence that the employer table an entire set of proposals, including monetary items, at a meeting scheduled for early June. And at Lakehead University, a June 2 date has been tentatively set for the parties to exchange and review their respective bargaining proposals.

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One Response to OCUFA Report: May 26, 2011

  1. Mike Cummings says:

    I found this article, from Inside Higher Education, quite interesting. I have often felt that there wasn’t as much transparency in Canadian universities’ finances as there should be. http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2011/05/27/new_scrutiny_for_colleges_over_unrestricted_net_assets

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