The King’s University College Faculty Association (KUCFA) stands in solidarity with our colleagues at the University of Western Ontario Faculty Association (UWOFA) who will be in a legal strike position as of November 13th, 2022 after voting 91% in favour of strike action. UWOFA has been working hard to negotiate a fair deal
Fair Employment Week
October 17–21 is the Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT)’s Fair Employment Week, which celebrates the contributions of contract academic staff across Canada and raises awareness about the precarious working conditions they face. Contract faculty are vital colleagues who have committed themselves to the King’s community despite their precarity. Many
Tentative Agreement Reached!
After three months of bargaining, the Collective Bargaining Committee [CBC] is pleased to announce that we have come to a tentative agreement with administration for our next collective agreement running from May 1, 2022 – April 30, 2024. The work of our bargaining team has led to an agreement that
BARGAINING BULLETIN #3: See You In September!
Your Collective Bargaining team has continued to work on your behalf in finalizing our next collective agreement throughout the spring and into the summer. Since our opening exchange of proposals in April there have been twelve meetings with administration along with 19 caucus meetings in addressing our proposals and in
BARGAINING BULLETIN #2: Working Towards a Fair Agreement for YOU!
Between April 29 and May 16 the KUFCA Collective Bargaining Committee [CBC] met five times with King’s Administration Representatives. Committee members caucused prior to and after each meeting to assess the proposals, discuss strategy, and prepare counterproposals. Negotiations have proceeded steadily in a positive manner with both sides bargaining in good
Bargaining Bulletin #1 – Breaking New Ground: Our First Union Contract!
The KUCFA Collective Bargaining Committee has forwarded its initial proposal to Administration. Our opening meeting will be April 29 and we have scheduled eight additional meeting dates for the opening round of bargaining that will take us through May and June to work on the 18 items that constitute our list
Advocacy Request from OCUFA
Please see the below request from Dr. Sue Wurtele, President, OCUFA and add your name to prevent the use of the CCAA on publicly funded institutions! Dear colleagues, Your tireless advocacy around the Laurentian crisis has made the inappropriate, unfair, and harmful application of the Companies Creditors Agreement Act (CCAA) an issue
KUCFA Newsletter Vol. 2, Issue 1
Welcome Sandy Swartz to the team! On January 31, Sandy Joined KUCFA as our new Office Manager! Please read our full newsletter below.
Faculty deserve meaningful input in return to campus plans
As you know, on January 14th, King’s University College administration announced the return to in-person class plan that begins on January 31st, 2022. Many of our members have expressed legitimate concerns over the last weeks and months about what is required for a safe return to campus, the disruption to pedagogy, and significant additional