Category Archives: Negotiations

Sessional Town Hall & Membership Survey

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Dear sessional colleagues, This year is shaping up to be even more uncertain and unknown than what you are used to. Many of us have yet to hear whether we will be teaching this fall or winter. With this in mind, OCADFA is organizing a Sessional Town Hall on the topic of employment practices and course   …Continue Reading


Invitation to OCADFA Bargaining Q&A with Negotiations Chair

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Dear OCADFA Members, As you know,  negotiations for a new Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) have moved to the mediation phase. Some members have expressed concern with this development. This is a normal part of the negotiation process between OCADFA and OCADU Administration. Like our FA counterparts at UofT, Ryerson and McMaster, we do not currently   …Continue Reading


OCADFA Bargaining Update

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July 3, 2020 Dear OCADFA Members As you know we have been bargaining in good faith with Administration on a new contract since February 2020.  This afternoon Administration walked away from the bargaining table and referred us to mediation. We had a challenging meeting with Administration this morning and it clearly became evident to both   …Continue Reading


Upcoming General Meeting

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Dear OCADFA Members: A General Meeting of the OCADFA Membership will take place from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm on October 29th to, first, finalize the list of items to be negotiated in the upcoming round of OCADU/OCADFA Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) and, second, elect the Members of the OCADFA Negotiations Committee. (A call to   …Continue Reading


Message from Bill Leeming, OCADFA Chair of Negotiations

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Dear OCADFA Members, As a result of mediation over the weekend, OCADFA and the employer arrived at a tentative agreement for the renewal of the MOA which both negotiating teams are recommending be ratified. By instruction of the arbitrator, details of the agreement are to remain confidential until a ratification meeting is convened. OCADFA will, accordingly,   …Continue Reading