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ULFA Nominating Committee: Call for Nominations

on Monday, 07 March 2016. Posted in News

TO:        ULFA MEMBERS
 
FROM:  ULFA Nominating Committee
 
DATE:   March 7, 2015
 
The ULFA Nominating Committee is now actively seeking interested individuals willing to fill vacancies on the Executive, standing and other committees for 2016-2017. Nominations are being sought for the following:

                   Executive:
                            President
                            Vice-President/President Nominate (2 nominees)
                            Chair, Economic Benefits
                            Chair, Gender, Equity & Diversity
                   Handbooks Committee
                   Economic Benefits Committee
                   Grievance Committee
                   Gender, Equity and Diversity Committee
                   Study Leave Relocation Committee
ULFA reps to university committees: GFC Travel Committee, GFC Academic Quality Assurance Committee, GFC Strategic Planning Committee, Daycare Advisory Committee, Joint Work Site Health & Safety Committee.

Note: Additional information on committee involvement and responsibilities can be found on the ULFA website: http://ulfa.ca/images/ULFA%20Representatives%20Expectation%20Reference%20Guide%202015.pdf      
 
The Nominating Committee will present its list of nominees at the Annual General Meeting on April 15 from 12-3pm. In addition, nominations will be open from the floor. In the event that there is more than one nominee for a single position, an election will take place by electronic ballot as soon after the AGM as is possible. In the event that there is more than one candidate seeking election to the Executive Committee, an All Candidates Forum will be organized prior to the election.
 
If you are interested in serving the Association in some way, or know of someone who might be willing or well-suited to fill one of these vacancies, please contact one of the Nominating Committee members listed below or contact Annabree Fairweather in the ULFA office at ext. 2328 or at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
 
Nominating Committee Members:
     Jo-Anne Fiske (A&S), Chair (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

    
Jennifer Mather (A&S), Past Chair (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

     David Kaminski (A&S) (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

     Andrea Amelinckx, (Management) (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

     A. William Smith (Fine Arts), (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

     Ying Zheng (A&S) (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

     Sharon Pelech (Education) (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Message from President RE: Strike Rights

on Wednesday, 25 November 2015. Posted in News

Dear Colleagues,

 

 

A 2014 Supreme Court of Canada ruling in a case involving the Saskatchewan Federation of Labour asserted the right to strike for most public sector employees including, as it happens, academic staff at post-secondary institutions, and set a time limit for provinces to amend legislation that had incorrectly denied the right to strike to employees (and, by the way, right to lockout for employers). This deadline is looming in Alberta (happening in spring of the coming year) and so the provincial government has undertaken to amend the Post-Secondary Learning Act to come into compliance with the SCC ruling.

This is a profound shift in labour relations for CARI institutions since academic staff have waived strike rights for the past forty-some years in favour of adopting an alternate dispute resolution in the form of binding arbitration. This change will also grant strike rights to colleges and institutes that have up until now been legislatively precluded from striking. Any shift in labour relations of this magnitude will need to be handled delicately and with due consideration for mitigating labour unrest.

Fall General Meeting: December 14, 2015

on Monday, 09 November 2015. Posted in News

ULFA's Fall General Meeting will take place on Monday, December 14, 2015 from 12:00-3:00pm in room TH204. The final agenda can be found here.

Lunch and beverages (alcoholic and non-alcoholic) will be provided. For those Members in Edmonton and Calgary, videoconferencing will be available with RSVP. Contact Derrick at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or at ext.2328 to make arrangements.

ULFA NOTICE: Ratification Results

on Wednesday, 28 October 2015. Posted in News

Thank you to those of you who voted in the recent ratification ballot. I am pleased to report that the membership voted in favour of the proposed amendments to the Faculty Handbook and the Sessional Lecturers Handbook. The revised Handbook for 2015 will be updated to the following webpage for November 1: http://www.uleth.ca/hr/documents.

Note to Sessional Lecturers: All stipend changes will be applied to the November pay stub, retroactive to September 1st.

ULFA News - Special Edition

on Monday, 28 September 2015. Posted in News

ULFA has decided to publish a special edition of our bi-monthly newsletter. In this issue Rumi Graham, the University Copyright Advisor, updates us on recent developments and the important information that we should know.

Check out the special edition here.

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