UTFA Council Ratifies New UTFA Settlement for July 2014 to June 2017

December 16, 2015

At its December 14th meeting, UTFA Council voted unanimously to ratify the recent settlement, most of the terms of which were agreed upon in mediation with Mr. Kevin Burkett and Mr. William Kaplan. Links to the full text of the agreement are provided at the bottom of this page, including the annual Across The Board (ATB) salary increases for faculty and librarians that were issued as an arbitration award by Mr. William Kaplan on November 27. 

Bargaining Report #4

June 12, 2015

As you know, UTFA’s last settlement with the University administration expired on June 30, 2014. Your negotiating team has been engaged in bilateral negotiations with the Administration over the past twelve months in an attempt to reach a fair and reasonable agreement on monetary and non-monetary issues covered under Article 6 of the Memorandum of Agreement.

Report of the Vice-President, Salary, Benefits and Pensions, 2014–2015

April 15, 2015


Our last three-year agreement expired on June 30, 2014. As per Article 6 of the Memorandum of Agreement (MoA), UTFA’s President and I met with the Administration in January of 2014 to formally announce our intention to bargain a new settlement. Since the last AGM, we have met with the Administration to engage in bilateral negotiations on a dozen occasions. 

Bargaining Report #2: Bargaining Continues – Preparation for Mediation Begins

February 17, 2015


In the winter of 2014, UTFA surveyed its membership on concerns for the next round of salary, benefits, pensions and workload bargaining under the terms of Article 6 of the Memorandum of Agreement. The survey’s high response rate helped us determine the proposals that featured in the bargaining platform presented to UTFA Council in March 2014.