CUPFA STANDS IN SOLIDARITY WITH CUPE 3903 and CUPE 3902

CUPFA stands in solidarity with the CUPE 3903 and CUPE 3902 strike of indentured members, who are without a contract at York University and the University of Toronto.   A letter of support has been sent by Me. Patrice Blais, Vice President Collective Agreement, and Chief Negotiator.

Download CUPFA’s letter of support for CUPE 3903 and CUPE 3902

“The Concordia University Part-time Faculty Association (CUPFA) is dismayed that the administrators of York University and the University of Toronto continue to be intransigent in providing a fair collective agreement to the indentured members of CUPE 3903 and CUPE 3902.

The risk management your employers are not prepared to confront is their own. Your employers must bear the responsibility of what they have created – a guaranteed disruption of the services you normally provide; a strike that you wanted to avoid.

Seemingly the employers of York University and the University of Toronto have no intention to quickly settle a negotiated agreement any time soon. Faculty and teaching assistants across this country will not easily forget the last contract negotiations at York University and a strike that lasted a record 85 days.

Our union supports the proposals you have submitted and in particular an urgent need for stability and job security with a guaranteed floor of contracts, and at the very least, part-time contracts signed well before classes begin. CUPFA supports your non-contentious proposals for greater financial transparency, improved graduate funding and the integration of your members into the administrative governance of the institutions you serve.

Respect for the learning environment of the academy cannot be sustained without recognition of the value of academic members of CUPE 3903 and 3902. CUPFA endorses your strike initiative. We are with you in your struggle to obtain a new collective agreement soon.”

Me Patrice Blais
Vice President, CUPFA
Collective Agreement, Chief Negotiator

CUPFA SUPPORTS NATIONAL ADJUNCT WALKOUT DAY – FEBRUARY 25, 2015

CUPFA proudly supports our colleagues on National Adjunct Walkout Day by sending a strong letter of support, signed by Me. Patrice Blais, Vice President Collective Agreement, and Chief Negotiator. Download CUPFA’s letter of support for National Adjunct Walkout Day “The Concordia …

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NEW DEADLINES FOR APPLICATIONS FOR SUMMER COURSES

CUPFA has signed, on January 13th 2015, a letter of agreement (LOA) concerning the posting of summer courses for the summer term 2015.  You might remember that we signed a similar LOA in 2012 and 2014.   This LOA will apply …

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STUDENT INFORMATION SYTSTEM (SIS) IMPLEMENTATION PROBLEMS

CUPFA members should note that, if they encounter problems or have issues resulting from the implementation of the new University Student Information System (SIS), they are directed to: Contact their Department Chairs/department assistants Copy IITS (help@concordia.ca) Copy CUPFA (cupfa@concordia.ca) The …

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SPECIAL GENERAL MEETING FOR NEW COLLECTIVE AGREEMENT RATIFICATION – SUNDAY NOVEMBER 16, 2014 AT 14:00

All eligible CUPFA members are invited to attend the Special General meeting of the Association on Sunday, November 16th from 14:00-16:00. The meeting will take place at Le Nouvel Hôtel, 1740 boul. René Lévesque ouest.  The purpose of the meeting …

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CUPFA ‘COFFEE HOUSE’ WEDNESDAY MARCH 4, 2015 12:00-14:00

The CUPFA Executive invites members in the Faculty of Fine Arts to join members of the Executive and our Negotiating Team to join in a rich, dynamic discussion at an informal Coffee House event on Wednesday March 4th, 2015. The …

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CUPFA ‘COFFEE HOUSE’ WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 18, 2015

The CUPFA Executive invites members in the John Molson School of Business and the Faculty of Engineering & Computer Science to join members of the Executive and our Negotiating Team to join in a rich, dynamic discussion at an informal …

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2014-15 SPECIAL PROJECT AWARD RECIPIENT IS DR. JAMES FREEMAN

CUPFA is pleased to announce that the recipient of the 2014-15 Special Project Award is Dr. James Freeman, a Part-time Faculty member. The $10,000 award will allow Dr. Freeman to carry out field research in Brazil next summer and present …

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CUPFA RATIFIES NEW COLLECTIVE AGREEMENT

CUPFA is pleased to announce that at its Special General Meeting on November 16th, 2014 its membership in attendance voted unanimously to ratify the new Collective Agreement 2012-15.  This follows an Agreement in Principle with Concordia University reached earlier this …

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LAUNCH OF CAMPUS EQUITY WEEK – OCTOBER 27th 12:00 – 14:00

All CUPFA members are invited to attend the launch of Campus Equity Week, to be held in the atrium of the EV building on Monday October 27th between 12:00 – 14:00.   Campus Equity Week celebrates and champions equality between …

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