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 have the right to strike. We use Binding Arbitration to reach agreement on our MoA with Administration.  

At the Spring General meeting there was some discussion regarding the mandate for this round, you will find the notice letter we sent to the Administration at the outset of negotiations attached to this email which outlines our mandate, unanimously voted by OCADFA membership in November of 2019.  

OCADFA’s Negotiations Chair, Eric Steenbergen and members of our Negotiations Committee will host an online Q&A for all members to ask questions, raise concerns and get the latest updates.  Please join us on Wednesday July 22nd from 10:30 to 12, on Teams

In solidarity,

Min Sook Lee

OCADFA President