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The Dalhousie Faculty Association represents more than 870 Faculty (professors and instructors), Professional Librarians and Counsellors working at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

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University of Windsor faculty vote to strike

Academic staff at the University of Windsor have voted more than 81 per cent in favour of strike action in the wake of the administration’s decision to unilaterally impose a new contract.  Anne Forrest, president of the Windsor University Faculty Association (WUFA), said she still hopes the university administration will return to the bargaining table…. [read more]

OCUFA concerned about “differentiation” policy, Strategic Mandate Agreements

The association representing academic staff in Ontario has expressed concern about a new policy covering the province’s universities and colleges.  All post-secondary institutions which receive provincial funding are required to sign a Strategic Mandate Agreement (SMA) identifying their key priorities and aligning those priorities with the government’s Differentiation Policy Framework. According to a government news… [read more]

DFA opposes unilateral action by University of Windsor

The DFA has written to the President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Windsor opposing the university’s decision to undermine the collective bargaining process by unilaterally imposing new terms and working conditions on members of the Windsor University Faculty Association (WUFA). The letter was also sent to Jennifer Jones, Chair of the University of Windsor… [read more]

DFA welcomes new Members in the Faculty of Agriculture

The provincial Labour Board has issued a certification order bringing academic staff in Dalhousie’s Faculty of Agriculture into the DFA’s Bargaining Unit.  This means the DFA has some 90 new Members who work at the Truro campus. A hearty welcome to all our new members in Truro!  

Laurene Rehman, Kathleen Cawsey join DFA Executive Committee

The DFA welcomes two new members to its Executive Committee. Dr. Laurene Rehman, Professor of Leisure Studies in the School of Health and Human Performance, was acclaimed as Second Vice-President in a recent Executive Committee by-election.  Dr. Kathleen Cawsey, Associate Professor of English, was acclaimed as a DFA Member-at-Large. Click here to view the entire… [read more]

 

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