Category Archives: Negotiations

Negotiations Update: Interest Arbitration Award

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Following two days of Interest Arbitration, months of mediation, and over a year of bargaining, we are pleased to announce significant gains in our Memorandum of Agreement, especially in the areas of Sessional and Teaching Intensive Stream job security and in equity hiring and retention. This Award adds to the improvements to TA/RA allocation already   …Continue Reading


Negotiations Update – Heading to Arbitration

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Yesterday, our Negotiations Chair sent the following update to the OCADFA membership: Dear OCADFA members, I am writing with an update on our current negotiations. For over a year, OCADFA’s bargaining team has represented our collective interests to secure a new contract.  We secured a mandate from you and have worked hard to ensure we   …Continue Reading


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