Collective Bargaining

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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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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 Visits APPBUSA

ULFA Vice President, Chris Burton, and UL Calgary faculty member, Robbin Derry, traveled out to Université Sainte-Anne at Church Point, N.S. last week as “flying pickets”, supported by the CAUT Defence Fund. The Fund sponsors members from universities across Canada to visit striking faculties to strengthen and encourage local members in their efforts, recognizing the vital important of standing together as union members.

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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