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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 […]

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Did you know? Personal days are personal

Refer to Article 25.12.1 in the Collective Agreement for official language. Wilfrid Laurier University Staff Association (WLUSA) Members are entitled to use up to 3 personal days per fiscal year (May 1 to April 30) without loss of compensation and benefits. Examples of personal leave absences include: illness in the immediate family (Article 25.16.2) relocation […]