Category Archives: University of St. Michael’s College

Members of the UTFA Librarians Committee (2013-2014)

The following members have been approved by the UTFA Council: Chair of UTFA Librarians Committee, Harriet Sonne de Torrens. Bobby Glushko (Librarian, Robarts Library) Brock Macdonald (Teaching Stream, Woodsworth College) Michael Attridge (Faculty, St. Michael’s University College) Christina Tooulias (Librarian, … Continue reading

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Sign Up – Not too late! Session on Scholarship & Research Leaves for UofT Librarians

Dear Colleagues, In response to requests from the community, the UTFA Librarians Committee has organized an afternoon session on policies and best practices related to research leaves and scholarship at the University of Toronto.The focus will be on what you … Continue reading

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USMC Reaches Tentative Agreement with CUPE 3902, Unit 4

“The agreement is for the period from July 1, 2012, through to June 30, 2014.  It will now move to the ratification processes of both parties… As a result of this tentative settlement, the Union’s strike activity has ceased and … Continue reading

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Message from Scott Prudham, President of UTFA, about USMC Collective Agreement

Read attached (pdf) News Release re USMC ratification October 9 2012 or see below: News Release October 9, 2012 Faculty and Librarians at the University of St. Michael’s College Ratify First Collective Agreement TORONTO – Unionized faculty and librarians at … Continue reading

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Is the Future of Academic Status at the University of Toronto Being Questioned?

St. Mike’s administrators have offered monetary remuneration on the condition that faculty and librarians at the college give up academic status, their tenure and permanent status in their first negotiations to secure a collective agreement. We have seen academic status … Continue reading

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Letter from UTFA Vice President, Salary, Benefits, Pensions and Representative on UTFA Council

Prof. Downes, UTFA Council Rep, has given permission for us to share with you this letter he has written to inform his constituents in the English Department, September 30, 2012: University of St. Michael’s College Bargaining: Our colleagues (and fellow … Continue reading

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Employer walks away from talks with Faculty and Librarians at St. Michael’s in the University of Toronto

News Release, September 26, 2012 “…TORONTO – The Administration of the University of St. Michael’s College (USMC) has walked away from negotiations with its faculty and librarians after almost nine months of bargaining over a first collective agreement….“This dispute is … Continue reading

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OCUFA update on negotiations at UofT’s University of St. Michael’s College

“…The same cannot be said for St. Michael’s College at the University of Toronto; the pace of first contract negotiations there is best described as glacial. The parties have met eight times over four months and have yet to sign … Continue reading

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Congratulating Our Colleagues and Changes at St. Michael’s College

It is with regret that our community says farewell to Jonathan Bengtson, Director of Library and Archives, at the University of St. Michael’s College (Kelly Library, PIMS Library), as of Dec. 31, 2011. We know that the University of Victoria, … Continue reading

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The Negotiating Team for St. Michael’s First Collective Agreement for 2011

The negotiating team consists of representatives from UTFA and USMC: Professor Michael Attridge, Ph.D. Associate Professor, Faculty of Theology, USMC; Mr. Michael Bramah, MLIS., Head of Cataloguing, J.M.Kelly Library USMC; Professor John McLaughlin, Ph.D. Associate Professor, Faculty of Theology, USMC; … Continue reading

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