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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, […]

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WLUSA Council Vacancies

We do have a few Council Representative vacancies for the Bricker Academic Building, Lazardis Hall, and Peter’s Building. The Council of Representatives shall: be responsible for the maintenance of the Association’s policies and procedures, present the concerns and comments of the members in their area to Council and communicate information from the Council to the […]

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 […]

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 […]

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National Day of Mourning

April 28 is the National Day of Mourning and it is a time to both mourn those who have suffered and those we have lost due to workplace injury or occupational disease. As we continue to battle COVID-19 into the second year of this pandemic, and, as the third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic is […]

Laurentian University students and graduates, politicians condemn ‘devastating’ cuts

Treating a public institution like ‘some mine that went bankrupt’ not acceptable: MP Via CBC News Students at Laurentian University in Sudbury, Ont., continue to react to news the school is cutting dozens of programs and laying off about 100 professors. Laurentian made the announcement Monday after declaring itself financially insolvent earlier this year. The school filed for […]