Good News on Items Remaining From Our Last Round of Bargaining
We are now very pleased to announce that the working group that investigated the desirability and feasibility of a joint benefits committee has completed its work and a new MOU has been signed by both parties to establish a joint Board-ULFA benefits committee as of December 1, 2022.
Collective Agreement Reorganisation
This post provides details on the new organisation with a background to the work that produced it. It concludes with a discussion of what needs to be done in future work.
Summary of Ratified Collective Agreement Changes
Articles to remain essentially status quo, aside from issues addressed in the MOU on reorganisation: 1,2,3,4,7,8,9,10,11,13,14,16,17,19,20,21,22,23,24,25,26,27,29,30,32,33 Schedules to remain status quo: D,E,F,G,H,J,L,M,N,O,P,Q We have signed
Press Release – Results of Ratification Vote
ULFA to announce results of ratification vote this evening. Press conference tomorrow morning at 10am.
Update on Mediation Plans
Further to the March 5, 2022 announcement regarding an enhanced mediation process agreed to by ULFA and the Board of Governors, the mediator and the
Issues on the Table: Improved Performance Evaluation Provisions for Sessional Lecturers
After completing a Sessional Lecturer appointment, a sessional may notify their Dean in writing that they are interested in being considered for future similar appointments
Issues on the Table: Promotion Increments
Salary structures for university faculty typically include annual increments to recognise the increased knowledge and experience that comes with career progression. At some universities (e.g.,
Issues on the Table: Increments for Members on Reduced Load
The amount of work expected of a full-time member of the academic staff is not clearly established in our Collective Agreement (see our related blog
Issues on the Table: Salary Part 4 – Salaries that aren’t on the Sunshine List
The 2021 threshold for public sector salaries to be on the Sunshine List is $136,805; the threshold for 2020 (the most recent year with data
ULFA and Board of Governors Agree to Enhanced Mediation Process
Towards a mediation process (and hopefully a settlement) On March 1, lawyer-to-lawyer discussions between the Board of Governors and ULFA began about possible paths forward
Issues on the Table: Salary Part 3 – Faculty Salary Structure
Negotiating salary settlements for academic staff that involve the professoriate frequently encounters some push-back from the wider community. Faculty salaries are sometimes described as “eye-popping”
Issues on the Table: Emergency Travel Health Benefits for All Members Regardless of Age
Travel is an important part of academic work. Academics travel to work collaboratively with other academics, to attend conferences, and to give guest lectures and