Collective Bargaining

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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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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