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The Bargaining GMM scheduled for September 29th has been cancelled.
We will send an update when the new date has been set.
Community and Social Justice Support
TUFA supports community and social justice initiatives and projects. The general requirements and types of assistance provided are outlined in the application form . Applications in support of local cultural, intellectual, educative, community service, humanitarian, and/or social justice events and initiatives will be preferred. TUFA members who are themselves involved with local organizations that could qualify for TUFA assistance or sponsorship should feel free to encourage such applications.
Update on Professor Hoodfar
Professor Hoodfar was released from prison on September 26, 2016
see news story at: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/homa-hoodfar-released-evin-prison-1.3778874
Prof. Hoodfar is an anthropologist at Concordia University, Montreal. She was imprisoned in Iran in solitary confinement for more than 100 days accused of "dabbling in feminism”. TUFA joined with other academics, OCUFA, CAUT, the Canadian Government and the United Nations in denouncing her treatment and imprisonment.
Brescia Faculty Association seeeking equal pay for equal work
On September 7, 2016, Brescia Faculty Association (BFA) voted 94% in favour of a strike mandate. “Outstanding issues include equal pay for equal work, reasonable workloads, tuition benefits for dependents, course release for BFA executives members and faculty complement”.
“According to the latest data, the average salary of full-time faculty at Brescia is the second lowest in the province, ranking 21st out of 22 institutions. This figure is particularly troubling given that Brescia is Canada’s only women’s university and the faculty complement is 72% women – the highest proportion of women academics of any university in Canada. Brescia’s mission is to educate women and it should set a better example”.
“The BFA is seeking equal pay for equal work to faculty at its peer institutions in its current contract negotiations with the Brescia administration. Brescia has an opportunity in bargaining in the coming weeks to take leadership in closing the gender wage gap in Ontario by deciding to pay its professors a fair and equal salary.”
(All quotes from OCUFA, http://ocufa.on.ca/blog-posts/equity/brescia-faculty-plan-event-gender-wage-gap/)
Recently, BFA has launched a letter writing campaign urging the Brescia Principal and Board chair to ‘take leadership and commit to equal pay for equal work”. Jocelyn Williams has signed this later in her capacity as TUFA president and we urge individual TUFA members to also add their name to the letter campaign at www.bresciafacultyassociation.ca/letter-campaign-show-your-support/
President Geoff Navara (currently Past President) and Chief Negotiator Susan Wurtele present
a cheque for $5,000.00 from the Trent University Faculty Association (TUFA)
TUFA's Seasonal Celebration and the
Presentation of the 2015 John Fekete Awards (photographs)
TUFA Supports Colleagues at Nipissing
TUFA President Geoff Navara, walking the picket line with colleagues from the Nipissing University Faculty Association Nov 2015
Geoff presents TUFA's 1st solidarity contribution to NUFA President, Susan Srigley, at NUFA strike HQ Nov 2015
Geoff on the picket line @ NUFA
Lawn Bowling Clubhouse 577 McDonnel St.
Thursday September 10th
Time: 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm (admission starting at 6:30 pm)
Join us for an All-Candidates meeting focused on the needs of working people:
Health Care, Retirement Security, Good Jobs, Universal Child Care
Sponsored by The Peterborough and District Labour Council and the employees of Trent University:
TUFA CUPE 3908 OPSEU 365 CUPE 3205
labour poster v2 all candidates meeting.pdf
TUFA 2015 Welcome Back Picnic photographs
Photographs of the 2014 John Fekete Awards
The John Fekete Award recognizes outstanding service to the Trent University Faculty Association, its members, and the academic profession generally. The award honours Professor John Fekete whose 36-year career as a member of the Trent University faculty was marked by extraordinary leadership, lasting achievements, and extensive service to the Union and its affiliates.
Trent University Faculty Association
Champlain College - Rooms E2 and E3
1600 West Bank Dr.
Peterborough, Ontario, Canada K9J 7B8
(705) 748-1011 ext 7334
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