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2017 CAS award recognizes Kimberly Ellis-Hale and James Gerlach

By Michele Kramer, President. The WLUFA CAS Award was created to recognize the exemplary contributions a Member of the Contract Academic Staff Bargaining Unit has made to the Association. This year, the WLUFA Executive unanimously voted to have the award … Continue reading

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Conference, day of action to challenge rise of precarious work at Ontario universities

(This article is from the WLUFA Advocate February 2016 4.6.) The following is a press release issued by the Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations (OCUFA) TORONTO – Faculty, staff, and students are coming together to challenge the rise of … Continue reading

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Change is afoot: Universities and unions design a new pension plan

(This article is from the WLUFA Advocate January 2016 4.6.) By Marc Kilgour, Mathematics The University Pension Project (UPP) is an effort to create a new pension option for Ontario universities. An alternative to the current system in which each … 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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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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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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OCUFA Battles Government Misconceptions About Professoriate

This blog entry was actually posted on December 10, 2015. This article is from WLUFA Advocate 1.3 February 2013. Judy Bates, President of WLUFA As I know you are aware, the provincial government has indicated its desire to introduce far‐reaching … Continue reading

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