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The May 2022 issue of Collective Speaking focuses on a presentation, made at the Joint Grievance Committee meeting in mid-March by USFA Senior Grievance Officer Colleen Bell, to senior university administrators. The presentation outlined challenges faculty members encounter with administrative processes at the U of S, and how these challenges add to and impede the […]

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Collectively Speaking – March 2022 It’s About Choice

The March 2022 issue of Collective Speaking focuses on the statement: It’s about choice. In this issue, USFA Chair Geraldine Balzer remarks on some of the foundational articles of our Collective Agreement and notes the challenge facing us is that each party to the Collective Agreement can choose how to live up to those contractual […]

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Collectively Speaking – February 2022

This issue of Collectively Speaking contains a summary of bargaining trends across Canada and a snapshot of financial settlements negotiated by CAUT academic staff associations over the last year. In addition, we have a message from USFA Chair Geraldine Balzer, information about upcoming meetings with members, and a brief article reminding members to tell us […]

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Collectively Speaking – November 2021

Our administrative workload: Increases and hurdles to our research Increasingly the USFA is dealing with administrative workload related issues. At the heart of issues faced by members are employer unilateral decisions that are taking their toll. This issue of Collectively Speaking is about two services: 1-Concur particularly as it pertains to travel arrangements, and 2- […]

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Collectively Speaking – October 2021

In this issue of Collectively Speaking there is a message from USFA Chair Patricia Farnese, an article about campus safety and updates on meetings with students and other unions representing U of S employees. Download Collectively Speaking

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Collectively Speaking – April 2021

In the fall of 2020, news outlets carried stories about the significant wage gap between male and female professors showing up in Statistics Canada salary data for full-time teaching staff at Canadian universities for 2019/20. Concern was expressed here by many faculty members. This issue of Collectively Speaking provides a preliminary examination of the gap […]

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Collectively Speaking – January 2021

Our issue of Collectively Speaking for January 2021 contains a summary of collective bargaining from universities across Canada as reported at the CAUT Council meeting in November. With less than 18 months left in the term of our Collective Agreement, this will provide you with a sense of the current national bargaining landscape.  This issue […]

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Collectively Speaking – October 2020

In the first issue of Collectively Speaking for the 2020-2021 academic year you will find articles about a number of things. There’s a message from USFA Chair, Allison Muri, and articles about getting involved in the USFA, the importance of participation in collegial decision-making, copyright and CAUT. Download Collectively Speaking

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The Crisis of Confidence in University Boards Across Canada

Voting is underway for the faculty representative on the U of S Board of Governors, with ballots closing on May 25th. If you have not yet voted, consider participating in the process to determine who will take the seat of the faculty member on our Board of Governors. As recent events across Canada have shown, […]

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