The University of Toronto Faculty Association is the official representative of faculty and librarians on employment matters which include salary, pension, benefit negotiations, and workplace grievances. 

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Bargaining Report #3

Since our February Bargaining Report, UTFA and the Administration have met several times, including in what are known as ‘short tables’, where a smaller group from each side meets to discuss a particular issue. We’ve had short table meetings on librarian issues and on the workload policy. 

The bargaining process provides for mediation, and potentially arbitration (both involving professional and independent mediators/arbitrators) if UTFA and the Administration are not able to reach agreement on the issues being negotiated without assistance. In this round, the mediator is Mr. Kevin Burkett, a well-respected labour arbitrator and mediator with significant experience in university matters. We have mediation dates scheduled on May 5, 30, and 31. 

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SJAC Teaching Stream Q and A

UTFA and the University administration have reached a tentative agreement on changes to appointments policies for the teaching stream. This agreement is the latest in a series of tentatively agreed items comprising the outcomes of the Special Joint Advisory Committee process. We have compiled a question and answer guide to the important changes in the tentative agreement to assist members of the stream and interested colleagues.

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