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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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Survey Results: Impacts of the lockout on research activities

About a week ago, we sent a survey to ULFA members that focused on the impact of the Board of Governors’ lockout on research activities. We received responses from 135 members and we are planning a series of blog posts and infographics unpacking the key messages discussed below.  Before the lockout, 33% of respondents were …

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FAQs for Students about ULFA and Job Action

What is the university? This might seem like a silly question, but it is not. The university is the sum of its students, faculty, and staff. When functioning properly it is a “community of scholars.” Don’t be fooled by the administration’s implication that they are “the university” as they often relay in their correspondence with …

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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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Solidarity with CUEFA

Graduate workers at the University of Alberta, University of Calgary, and University of Lethbridge, representing approximately 6,500 members, stand in solidarity with the Concordia University of Edmonton Faculty Association (CUEFA). We applaud the actions of CUEFA to negotiate for long overdue items in order to bring parity to sector norms.