The negotiating teams for the university and LUFA met on October 1 and 2, 2020 to continue their discussions on the negotiated renewal of the laurentian Association of University Facultys (LUFA) collective agreement. Negotiations will resume on September 23, 2020. The university`s objective is to negotiate, through this process, a collective agreement for our faculty that reflects the important role they play in our student life, while reflecting both the unprecedented periods associated with COVID-19 and the current financial situation of the university. The negotiating teams for the university and LUFA met over the past two days with the support of mediator William Kaplan. It is in the effort to negotiate a renewal of the collective agreement of the Association of Facultys of the Laurentian University (LUFA). Although we have made progress, the parties are in the process of arranging future meetings with Kaplan. The university is convinced that working with Ombudsman Kaplan will contribute to a negotiated collective renewal agreement without interruption of work. Further updates will be made available next week. In the coming months, the university will endeavour to keep all parties involved informed of the status of collective bargaining between faculties. On Friday, September 11, 2020, the bargaining commissions for the University and the Laurentian University Faculty Association (LUFA), the union representing the university`s faculty, began collective bargaining. As negotiations were scheduled to begin this week over two days, starting September 10, the committees took a break to recognize, recognize and participate in #ScholarStrike, two days of action to protest systemic violence against black, Aboriginal and people of colour in Canada, the United States and around the world. This collection is a great resource for students, graduates or anyone who is currently looking for a job.
To learn more about the collective visit in the collective agreement: this is a difficult time in that the university wants to support our students both academically and with their student experience, while addressing the financial challenges posed by the global pandemic and our pre-existing structural deficit. We are optimistic that we will reach an agreement that reconciles the crucial role of our faculty within our institution with the financial realities we face. In September, the university`s bargaining committees and the LUFA met four times to secure a negotiated collective renewal agreement. We continue to work to ensure that negotiations are concluded without interruption. As part of the negotiations, the university and LUFA proactively agreed on cooperation with mediator William Kaplan, who has long worked with these parties successfully.