Mar 272012

The Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT) currently has underway a campaign to protect Library and Archives Canada (LAC). The Campaign, launched in November 2011, is in response to funding cuts and internal managerial decisions that are threatening the quality and integrity of Canada’s only national public library and archives. The changes in the name […]

Mar 272012

The USFA Executive Committee is always advising and encouraging members to get involved, not just in the USFA but in the governance of the University. One of the easiest ways to be involved in University governance is to make a point of attending the annual meeting of the General Academic Assembly (GAA). This year, the […]

Mar 202012

Hello, This is to let you know that our next member social is in the Windows Room on the main floor of the Faculty Club on Wednesday, March 21st at 4:00 pm. Jim Cheesman, Senior Professional Officer and Chief Negotiator for the USFA, will offer a few comments about the rights and responsibilities of members […]

Dec 222011

The Executive and Staff of the USFA wish you a happy holiday and prosperous New Year. Our offices will be closed on December 23, 2011 reopening on Tuesday, January 3, 2012. In the event of an urgent matter, feel free to contact any of the following table officers by email: Doug Chivers ( Eric Neufeld […]

Nov 152011

Season’s Greetings! Please join us for our next social in the Windows Room on the main floor of the Faculty Club on Wednesday, December 21st at 4:00 pm.  Stop by for some holiday cheer and a chance to chat with other USFA members from across campus.  All USFA members are welcome to attend. Please contact […]

Nov 092011

Hello everyone, I would like to invite USFA members to join me for the first of what will be a monthly social get-together for USFA members in the Club Room downstairs at the Faculty Club, on Thursday, November 17 at 4:00 PM. Snacks and drinks will be available. Come out and rub shoulders with other […]

Sep 292011

Changes to the salary review procedures that were negotiated in the last round of bargaining are in place for the process just getting under way. Soon information about the total sum of money available to Departments and Colleges will come from the President’s Review Committee, if it hasn’t already. The changes, aimed at improving both […]

Sep 292011

The USFA has been in ongoing discussions with the employer regarding SEEQ comments. We have been informed that as of September 2009 all comments can be linked to the person making the comments. While the comments remain confidential, the ability to link comments to the person making them ensures that natural justice can take place […]

Sep 282011

The USFA Executive Committee is once again hosting lunches for USFA members in the first few years of their appointment at the U of S. The purpose of these lunches is to put a face on the Association, to talk about the roles of the USFA and the importance of the Collective Agreement. It’s an […]

Sep 282011

The 2011-12 academic year is well underway. The usual bumps are being negotiated and some new challenges, like the recent changes respecting copyright, are presenting themselves. As you’re maneuvering your way through these and other matters, know that the USFA is here to assist you. Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns. […]