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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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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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Opening 2024 Negotiations between the Board and ULFA

On April 22, the Board and ULFA negotiating teams met for the first time in this round of bargaining to reach a new Academic Staff Collective Agreement. After approval of the meeting agenda and introductions, the ULFA team presented a brief opening statement. The Board  team had no opening statement but noted they will make …

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Notice to Bargain

On March 28, 2024, the ULFA Negotiating Team and Executive issued notice to commence bargaining to the University of Lethbridge Board of Governors. This notice follows ratification of ULFA’s bargaining mandate at our Fall General Meeting in Dec. 2023 and extensive discussion and consultation with ULFA membership and committees, including the Bargaining Resource Committee.  Information on the public sector …

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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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