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It’s time to 'Get it Right' in Ontario

UFCW Canada -

Toronto – May 19, 2017 – The Ontario government is currently undergoing a once-in-a-generation review of the province's outdated labour and employment laws. Now is your chance to have your say and let the government know that you want Ontario to “Get it Right.”

It’s time to 'Get it Right' in Ontario

UFCW Canada -

Toronto – May 19, 2017 – The Ontario government is currently undergoing a once-in-a-generation review of the province's outdated labour and employment laws. Now is your chance to have your say and let the government know that you want Ontario to “Get it Right.”

CAUT requests urgent return of Dr. Hassan Diab

CAUT -

The Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT) is dismayed that Canadian citizen and former Ottawa resident Dr. Hassan Diab remains imprisoned in France after his extradition there in 2014.

Until 2007, Diab engaged in the life of an academic, conducting research and teaching sociology at Ottawa-area universities, but was arrested by RCMP in 2008 after French authorities accused him of involvement in a 1980 terrorist bombing in Paris.

The allegations against him are based on secret unsourced evidence and what many view as deeply flawed handwriting analysis. Diab continues to deny involvement in any terrorist activity.

CAUT urges you to sign the petition calling upon the Government of Canada to work towards the immediate granting of bail for Dr. Diab and securing his urgent return to his family and home in Canada.

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Bargaining session with SSO in June cancelled

PSAC -

At the request of the employer, the SSO bargaining session scheduled from June 13 to 15, 2017, has been cancelled due to changes on the employer’s bargaining team. The next bargaining session will be scheduled for the fall. In the meantime, we...

CAUT’s 2017-18 Executive Committee

CAUT -

At the 82nd Council meeting of the Canadian Association of University Teachers, delegates elected officers for the next year.

President James Compton and Vice-President Brenda Austin-Smith were re-elected. Also re-elected to another term were Peter McInnis (St. Francis Xavier), Chair of the Academic Freedom and Tenure Committee; John Kingma (Laval), Representative-at-large (Québec); Kelly Anne Meckling (Guelph), Representative-at-large (General); and, Kevin Kane (Alberta), Representative-at-large (General).

Four new members were elected to the Executive Committee: David Newhouse (Trent), Representative-at-large (Aboriginal); Sarika Bose (UBC), Chair of the Contract Academic Staff Committee; Pat Armstrong (York), Co-Chair of the Equity Committee; and, Blanca Navarro Pardinas (Moncton-Edmunston), Representative-at-large (Francophone).

“I’m looking forward to working with our new executive over the next year as we continue to defend academic freedom and push for better funding for post-secondary education and research, and better working conditions for all academic staff,” said CAUT President James Compton.

Below is the complete list of Executive Committee members for 2017-18.

President: James Compton – WESTERN ONTARIO (UWOFA)

Past President: Robin Vose – ST. THOMAS (FAUST)

Vice-President: Brenda Austin-Smith - MANITOBA (UMFA)

Treasurer: Yalla Sangaré - SAINTE-ANNE (APPBUSA) 

Chair, AF&T: Peter McInnis - ST. FRANCIS XAVIER (ST.FXAUT)

Chair, CBEBC: Terri Van Steinburg- KWANTLEN (FPSE)

Chair, L&A: Carla Graebner - SIMON FRASER (SFUFA)

Chair, CAS: Sarika Bose – BRITISH COLUMBIA (UBCFA)

Co-Chair, Equity: Pat Armstrong – YORK (YUFA)

Co-Chair, Equity: Wesley Crichlow - UOIT (UOITFA)

Representative-at-large (General): Kelly Meckling – GUELPH (UGFA)

Representative-at-large (General): Kevin Kane – ALBERTA (AASUA)

Representative-at-large (Aboriginal): David Newhouse – TRENT (TUFA)

Representative-at-large (Quebec): John Kingma – LAVAL (SPUL)

Representative-at-large (Francophone): Blanca Navarro Pardinas - EDMUNSTON (ABPPUM-CE)

 

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Win of the Week! May 14-20

SEIU West -

A member enhanced their 8 hour shift to a 12 hour shift. When the employer was unable to replace the vacant 8 hour shift they called the member and took away the 12 hour shift, putting the member back into the original 8 hour shift – this was all done outside of the 48 hour period provided for correcting errors and inside the posted and confirmed period. SEIU-West grieved this violation of our collective agreement, and the employer argued this was a practice they always did and that made it ok. We asked for the appropriate documentation to prove the collective agreement had in fact been violated. The documentation proved there was a violation and the employer agreed to pay the member double time for the 8 hour shift she had worked. Your union fights for your rights!

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