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.
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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 email@example.com 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,
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
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 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.
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.
Dear Faculty Association Members,
The Faculty Association is pleased to announce a significant resolution on a challenging grievance matter regarding academic career years.
ULFA has had grievances over academic career years on behalf of several individuals who argued that their academic career years were miscalculated. ULFA agreed with the individuals’ calculations of academic career years and sought to correct these calculations through grievance.
ULFA also filed a policy grievance to ensure that anyone else who was affected would also have their academic career years corrected.