The University of Toronto Faculty Association exists to protect and advance the wellbeing of the faculty, librarians and research associates of the University of Toronto, the University of St. Michael’s College, the University of Trinity College, and Victoria University. UTFA also works closely with the Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT) and the Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations (OCUFA) to stand up for the interests of teachers, researchers and librarians in all Canadian universities....
As announced in the recent joint statement from UTFA and the Office of the Provost, key elements of a tentative agreement arising from the Special Joint Advisory Committee (SJAC) process are now in place. Specifically, negotiators representing UTFA and the Administration have agreed to recommend (to UTFA’s Council and the Governing Council of the University of Toronto respectively) the following:
- Modernization of the Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) between UTFA and the Governing Council;
- Changes to policies for tenure stream faculty appointments, including an extension in the time to tenure and provision for a pre-tenure research term; and
- A new policy laying out procedures to be followed in instances of significant academic restructuring.
UTFA and the University administration are currently in formal negotiations covering salaries, benefits, pensions, and workload, but have not yet reached an agreement. Our last agreement expired on June 30 2014. To read more on the matters being negotiated and to learn about the process, please see the most recent bargaining report. You may also want to visit our Ongoing Negotiations page for more information about current negotiations between UTFA and the University administration.