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WLUFA Executive for 2014-2015

The WLUFA Executive is composed of 11 people. Rob Kristofferson was acclaimed as President of WLUFA for 2014-2015. Bill Salatka, WLUFA’s President from 2013-2014, will sit on the Executive as President ex-officio. And the following nine (9) candidates have been … Continue reading

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‘Every Budget is a Choice’

As Laurier Full-Time Faculty and Professional Librarians, and the Support Staff (WLUSA/OSSTF) gear up for negotiations in a couple of short months, you might be interested to know what our colleagues at Western University (formerly known as the University of … Continue reading

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Faculty of Arts Council Meeting – IPRM Motion 7 March 2014

The Faculty of Arts (Waterloo) debated and passed an amendment and the motion on Friday 7 March 2014 as follows:  “Be it resolved that, having considered the careful arguments of our Brantford colleagues in their document entitled, “IPRM and the … Continue reading

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Laurier Contract Faculty reach a Tentative Deal with the Administration

A tentative agreement was reached during mediation on Tuesday 26 November 2013 between the Administration and the Wilfrid Laurier University Faculty Association (WLUFA), representing Contract Academic Staff (CAS). The agreement between the two sides remains tentative until it is ratified … Continue reading

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Margin Notes – Redux: National Discussion about CAS

For those of you who have been following, the ‘Margin Notes’ blog of the online website for the AUCC’s University Affairs magazine, will know that the original column and my initial response, have had a series of other responses (they … Continue reading

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‘Margin Notes’: Scant Data on CAS and A Response

You can read Leo Charbonneau’s column about the scarce facts about contract academic staff in Canada. In the column, he draws upon The Record article to outline part of the issue. However, The Record made a couple of mistakes in … Continue reading

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‘WeTeachLaurier’ Highlights Plight of Profs Teaching More than Half of University Students

For Immediate Release                                                                                       23 October 2013 Social Media Tell Stories of Contract Academic Staff at Wilfrid Laurier University During National ‘Fair Employment Week’ (Waterloo and Brantford, ON – October 21, 2013) – ‘We Teach Laurier’ campaign will highlight the … Continue reading

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“The Best Way to Play Your Cards Is To Place Them Face Up”

Newsletter outlining information and ideas behind the first four cards released as part of the Fair Employment Week campaign to raise the profile and concerns of Contract Academic Staff (CAS) and to compare that with the priority of senior administration.

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Guest Post: Unionization of Professors Inevitable

N.B. This is a guest post by Robert F. Clift, the Executive Director of Confederation of University Faculty Associations of BC (CUFA), which the Times-Colonist of Victoria, BC, declined to publish.  We usually picture university professors as individuals: lecturing in … Continue reading

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WLUFA – The First 25 Years

Twenty-five years ago, on September 26th, 1988, Wilfrid Laurier University Faculty Association (WLUFA) was certified as the bargaining agent for full-time faculty and librarians. It would be another 18 months or so before a first collective agreement (CA) was achieved … Continue reading

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