Category Archives: Message from OCADFA President

Special Meeting

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At the upcoming Special Meeting of the OCADFA Membership on April 28th, Bill Leeming will review for us what has been discussed at the bargaining table up to this point. Further, the OCADFA Negotiations Committee seeks direction from the Membership on five key issues that the parties are strongly divided on. These five key issues   …Continue Reading


Performance Review Process

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Hello Everyone – Most of you will have seen Wednesday’s message from the interim VP Academic, Gillian Siddall, regarding a temporary change to the performance review mechanism. There is some background to this interim mechanism, and some important details that may not be immediately apparent. So I’d like to spend a few minutes going through   …Continue Reading


Sessionals-only Bargaining Meeting

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Hello everyone – This post is just a brief note about some upcoming events and issues. The most important of these events is the Sessionals-only bargaining meeting, Thursday March 10 at 6 pm in Room 230 of 100 McCaul. The purpose of this meeting is for sessionals to provide further input into negotiations for the   …Continue Reading


Town Hall, Workload Complaints and Avoiding Abusive Meetings

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Hello OCADFA members – This post addresses three specific points: (1) some follow-up on last month’s “Town Hall”; (2) workload complaints; and (3) avoiding abusive meetings. Follow-up on Sara Diamond’s January Town Hall All budgets are zero-sum scenarios: more money spent on item A means less money available for item B. This is the significance   …Continue Reading


Bargaining, Campaign Assistant and OCADFA’s Future

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Hello Everyone – Here we are at the start of a new semester, which means it’s time for me to remind one and all: Research and Teaching Assistants, Technicians, Academic Counsellors, Contract Instructors, Permanent Instructors and Program Chairs—all can count on OCADFA for representation in grievances and at negotiations. So, if you have problems or   …Continue Reading