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University and BUFA ratify collective agreement

Brock University and the Brock University Faculty Association (BUFA) have ratified a three-year agreement for the period between July 1, 2014 and June 30, 2017. BUFA represents 576 professors and professional librarians at Brock.

Bargaining discussions commenced in May 2014 and pre-conciliation mediation began on Aug. 6. BUFA and the University acknowledge the critical role of mediator Peter Simpson, from the Ministry of Labour, in bringing the parties together and building a bridge to the tentative agreement.

The tentative agreement was reached on Aug. 13. It was ratified by the Brock University Board of Trustees on Aug. 25 and by the BUFA membership on Aug. 29.


Collective bargaining updates

BUFA — After meeting on a number of occasions, the Parties have mutually agreed to pre-conciliation mediation. The first meeting with the mediator will be on Aug 6. The collective agreement expired on June 30.

IATSE — Bargaining committees for the University and IATSE have met twice. The parties plan to continue bargaining and are in the process of scheduling additional dates. The collective agreement expired on June 5.

CUPE 4207-3 — Bargaining committees for the University and CUPE 4207-3 have met twice and are scheduled to meet again on July 30. The collective agreement expired on July 6.


University, BUFA commence bargaining

Today (6 May 2014) the Brock University administration and the Brock University Faculty Association (BUFA) met to commence bargaining on a new collective agreement.

After signing off on a joint Memorandum of Conditions on Bargaining, the parties exchanged and provided explanations of their respective proposals. The parties also discussed a schedule of meetings for the months of May and June.