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FAQs for Students about ULFA and Job Action

What is the university? This might seem like a silly question, but it is not. The university is the sum of its students, faculty, and staff. When functioning properly it is a “community of scholars.” Don’t be fooled by the administration’s implication that they are “the university” as they often relay in their correspondence with …

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ULFA encourages U of L Board of Governors to focus on negotiation rather than grandstanding

Dear Members, You may have seen on Social Media or the Administration’s bargaining blog today that the Board has filed an Unfair Labour Practice complaint against ULFA.  This is in keeping with the “hardball” tactics we have seen from the Board side throughout these negotiations and, as we emphasised in town halls this week, is …

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Follow Up on Lockout of Email/Research Threat

Dear Colleagues, As promised, I am attaching two model texts that you can use for out-of-office replies or to let partners know about your alternate email address and the reason why they need to begin using it immediately. During the Question and Answer sessions we held yesterday, I received several questions about whether forwarding your …

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Board lockout of email/research: What you need to do immediately

Dear Colleagues You will have seen an unsigned announcement yesterday evening indicating that the Board intends to lockout Members from access to email and other online services should Job Action occur.  This is a reckless decision, both because it will damage the long-term reputation and standing of our University and because cutting off online services …

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Solidarity with CUEFA

Graduate workers at the University of Alberta, University of Calgary, and University of Lethbridge, representing approximately 6,500 members, stand in solidarity with the Concordia University of Edmonton Faculty Association (CUEFA). We applaud the actions of CUEFA to negotiate for long overdue items in order to bring parity to sector norms.