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Bargaining Town Hall Report of June 25

On June 25, ULFA hosted its first Bargaining Town Hall in this round of Collective Agreement bargaining.  The Chief Spokesperson of ULFA’s Negotiating Team presented an overview of the process so far.  The calendars below show notice to bargain marked with a blue diamond, exchange of article lists with triangles (blue for ULFA and yellow …

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Understanding the proposed Board – ULFA Memorandum of Understanding on the University of Lethbridge International College Calgary (UICC)

ULFA and Representatives of the Board of Governors of the University of Lethbridge have reached a tentative Memorandum of Understanding (see here) regarding the hiring of Academic Staff at the University’s proposed “Pathways” college, University of Lethbridge International College Calgary (UICC).  ULFA has previously shared updates about the progress of these discussions via emails and …

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Article 7 Labour/Management Meeting Blog

Please note, this is an account of an Article 7: Quarterly Labour/Management Meeting between ULFA Executive and UofL Senior Administration, written by ULFA Executive members. Any details or opinions expressed herein are as they were understood or expressed by the ULFA Executive and are not necessarily those of the University of Lethbridge Board of Governors …

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ULFA Support for CAUT Emergency Resolution on Gaza

Dear Members, ULFA has heard serious concerns from its Members about the conflict in Gaza, the immense scale of human suffering, and the attacks on schools and universities in particular. The ULFA Executive has previously issued statements about academic freedom and student freedom of expression with regard to Gaza. Being a member organization of the …

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Joint Statement on Student Freedom of Expression and the Right of Peaceful Protest

We, the undersigned, defend the right of students to free expression and peaceful assembly at universities and colleges, and condemn those post-secondary institutions that have used violence to forcibly remove and repress students exercising those rights. Freedom of expression and assembly are enshrined in the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, which guarantees that everyone …

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ULFA and Board Exchange List of Articles To Open

As agreed upon, ULFA and the Board negotiating teams have exchanged a list of articles each side intends to open this 2024 round of collective bargaining. The ULFA list of articles to open is available here. The Board’s list of articles to open is available here. This exchange is in advance of the second negotiating …

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ULFA Issues Notice to Bargain Essential Services Agreement

On April 30th, 2024, ULFA issued notice to the Board to commence negotiations for an Essential Services Agreement (ESA). The ULFA ESA negotiating team includes Robert Williams (Health Sciences), Tony Montina (A&S), and is headed up by Rob Sutherland (A&S). On May 6th, 2024, the Board responded and indicated their negotiating team would be the …

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ULFA President Statement on AB Bill 18

By now, much has been said about Bill 18, the proposed law tabled by the provincial government in April to vet all federal funding coming into Alberta, whether to infrastructure assistance for municipalities, or to Heritage Canada funding for cultural projects, or to research grants to academics. It is unclear the extent to which this …

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