ULFA Committee Member Vacancies

ULFA has several vacancies on the Job Action Committee and Bargaining Resource Committee. These roles involve bi-weekly meetings and other duties, as you are able.

Two vacancies for Bargaining Resource Committee
1) A representative from a professional faculty (Ed, DSB, HS) for a term ending June 30, 2021.
2) An instructor/academic assistant representative for a term ending June 30, 2022.

Three vacancies for the Job Action Committee
1) A representative for Humanities and Social Sciences (term ends June 30, 2022)
2) A representative for Health Sciences (term ends June 30, 2022)
3) A representative for the Calgary Campus (term ends June 30, 2022)

Terms of reference for these committees can be found in Appendix A of the ULFA Bylaws

Note that as per the Collective Agreement, in Article 5.03.1:

A Member’s service to the Association shall be deemed Service to the University and Society in evaluation of performance.

If you are interested in one of these positions, or have questions, please contact ULFA Executive Officer, Aaron Chubb, officer@ulfa.ca; and cc the appropriate committee chair.
Job Action Committee Chair: Ran Barley JACchair@ulfa.ca
Bargaining Resource Committee Chair: Rob Sutherland BRCchair@ulfa.ca


Aaron Chubb
ULFA Executive Officer

Alberta 2030 Review’s Excessive Cost and Lack of Consultation

“Recent budget cuts have started a series of internal reviews and restructurings at Alberta
universities,” said Dr. Kevin Kane, president of CAFA and Professor of Medical Microbiology &
Immunology at the University of Alberta. “By proposing an external review, the UCP is setting up
our institutions to go through two rounds of restructuring within a single calendar year.”

Read the full CAFA news release here.

CAFA: PIA Letter

Dear Minister Nicolaides:

We, the undersigned, are writing to you to emphasize the critical contributions being made by Alberta post-secondary institutions in this time of crisis. While our schools have suffered under these extraordinary circumstances, our faculty, staff, and students have come together to give back to the community in managing the pandemic. There is no doubt to the crucial contributions post-secondary institutions are making for Albertans today.

Read Letter Here

COVID-19 Resources

In the near future, you will be receiving a telephone call from a fellow ULFA member asking how you’re faring in the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, along with pointers to information that can help you cope in these trying times. A number of those resources are provided below. Please email officer@ulfa.ca with additional resources you would like to share with our members.

The call will ask you a number of questions, and your answers will be used to inform ULFA of your concerns. In providing answers, you can expect a reasonable amount of confidentiality; but, your responses may be shared in the legitimate conduct of union business.

Having said that, I do hope you elect to engage with the fellow ULFA member calling you as part of our efforts to reach out.

Please keep yourself well,
David Kaminski


COVID-19 Resources

Employee and Family Assistance Program:

UofL COVID-19 Employee FAQ

Alberta Right to Refuse Unsafe Work

WCB Fact Sheet on COVID-19

AB Family Violence Info Line
(403) 310-1818

Lethbridge Victim Services 24/7 Domestic Violence Hotline: Crisis Line 24/7

Lethbridge Legal Aid

Facebook – Lethbridge Support Circle

Chinook Sexual Assault Centre


ULFA’s AGM is scheduled for April 6, 2020 11 a.m.

*Please note, due to COVID-19 the AGM will likely be in an online format

Further details will be provided in the revised agenda sent to Members one week prior to the AGM.

Electronic Voting on 2018-2020 Academic Staff Collective Agreement Open to June 18th

Electronic Voting on the 2018-2020 Academic Staff Collective Agreement is open until June 18th

An electronic ballot has been sent to all active ULFA Member Uleth email accounts.

You can read more about the details of the proposed agreement here. A marked up draft showing the proposed changes is available here. An unofficial HTML version of the final version of the proposed agreement is available here.