Fall General Meeting Notice: December 6, 2018 at 12pm

You are cordially invited to the ULFA Fall General Meeting on Thursday, December 6, 2018 at 12pm in room PE275. The provisional agenda for our meeting can be found on the ULFA website here. Lunch and beverages (alcoholic and non-alcoholic) will be provided.

For those of you who are unable to attend the meeting in person, WebEx videoconferencing will be available, but please make arrangements with me (antson@uleth.ca or 403-329-2578) before December 4, 2018 and I will ensure you receive the meeting invite.

AUPE Information Picket

AUPE will be holding an information picket at noon on November 7th by the Northern entrance to the University (i.e. at the University and Columbia/Valley Road entrance). You can read more about the issues involved in their negotiations here. ULFA is facing a similar set of arguments in its negotiations with the Board of Governors.

We encourage all members to show their support for AUPE by attending the picket.

EDITOR’S NOTE: Originally the post contained an incorrect date. This post has been updated to show the correct date of Wednesday, November 7th.

ALRB “Bridging”

Since last January, ULFA and the Board of Governors have been involved in a discussion regarding the application of the “Bridging” provisions of the Labour Relations Code to the payment of Cost of Living Adjustments (COLA) due under the current collective agreement. (You can read more about the issues at stake and background here. The history of our discussion and the involvement of the Labour Relations Board can be followed here, here, here, here, and here).

In late September, the Alberta Labour Relations Board dismissed the Board of Governors’ argument that the issue was a matter of the interpretation of the Collective Agreement. The next steps in the process were a case management meeting (scheduled for November 28) and a two day hearing (Dec. 18 and 19).

The Board of Governors has recently hired an external law firm to represent it in this case. Due to a personal emergency affecting one of the potential participants, the December hearing has now been rescheduled for February 2019. The rescheduling does not affect Members’ rights or any back-pay for the withheld COLA should ULFA’s position prove successful.

Fair Employment Week

ULFA on Campus
– We’ll bring the coffee. You bring the ideas. –

Join us as we discuss Fair Employment Week & Contract Academic Staff working at UofL and what ULFA is doing about it.

When: October 24, 2018
Time: 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Location: TH241

ULFA’s Member Gala

You are cordially invited to attend ULFA’s Member Gala on Friday, September 28, 2018 from 1:30-4:30pm in the Markin Hall Atrium. This is a great opportunity to meet new and returning colleagues from around campus and take a break from a busy semester.

When: Friday, September 28, 2018
Time: 1:30 – 4:30pm
Where: Markin Hall Atrium

Snacks and drinks will be provided, free of charge, to those who attend.

Introductions of ULFA’s new members will take place at 2:00pm. Music and conversation will take place throughout.

Please mark your calendars and make sure your colleagues plan to attend.