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OSSTF Equity update—September 2021

OSSTF/FEESO is committed to dismantling racism, oppression, and systemic barriers within the Federation. We are engaged in several activities as per the Action Plan to Support Equity and Anti-Oppression. A few of the completed and ongoing actions are found below. Completed actions: October 2020—Development of Addressing Anti-Black Racism and Allyship Workshops, written by OSSTF/FEESO members, […]

Welcome back to school. You’ve got this!

OTIP has your back with insurance coverage, helpful tips and exclusive offers, designed just for you!  You may be most familiar with OTIP (Ontario Teachers Insurance Plan), as the provider of your group health and dental benefits. Did you know that we also offer personal insurance coverage? As members of the Ontario education community, you […]

University of Waterloo to require self-declaration of COVID-19 vaccination status to access campus

The University of Waterloo will require students and staff to self-declare their COVID-19 vaccination status before coming to campus starting this fall. An update on the university’s website said the data will be anonymous and will be used to plan health and safety approaches for the fall term. “Just another measure that we felt like we could […]

OUCC Opposes Bill 307 and Ford’s Attempt to Silence Workers and Students

The Ontario Universities and Colleges Coalition (OUCC), representing over 435,000 faculty, staff, and students from across the public postsecondary education sector in Ontario, strongly opposes the new provincial election spending rules that are outlined and enforced by Bill 307, Protecting Elections and Defending Democracy Act, 2021. With the use of the Notwithstanding Clause, the government has […]

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Laurier’s Milton Campus Officially Approved

As announced by Deb Mcclatchey to all faculty and staff this morning, the Laurier community is growing! Earlier today it was announced that the Government of Ontario has given its approval for Wilfrid Laurier University to establish a new university campus with its educational partners in Milton. This announcement has been a long time coming and something the Laurier community has been […]

U of A contract proposal would reduce pay retroactively, require staff to repay ‘overpayments’

Via Edmonton Journal A new contract proposal for non-academic staff at the University of Alberta would see retroactive wage rollbacks and require staff to repay “overpayments.” Postmedia obtained a summary of the contract proposal for the Non-Academic Staff Union (NASA), which outlines an across-the-board reduction of three per cent on all salaries, wage rates and pay scales effective […]