“In the ideal world, you want to end [negotiations] before [the collective agreement] but in reality it doesn`t happen that often,” Blais said. Former CUPFA President (left) David Douglas and Vice-President, Grievance and Collective Agreement (right) Patrice Blais. After more than two years of negotiations, the Concordia Part-Time Faculty Association approved its new collective agreement with Concordia University on August 14. Kelsey Litwin Archives We can`t advance your interests alone. Yet complaints do not necessarily mean war. Very often, we manage to negotiate an agreement that satisfies both parties. Your complaint with the association is also confidential. Prior to the current agreement, Blais stated that there was no model for part-time faculty members to obtain additional tasks around the school, as was done on a case-by-case basis. Wednesday, February 28, 2018: The President of the CUPEU announced that our Industrial Relations Advisor is working on a loa for all collective agreement units with a legal date, March 1, 2018. After more than two years of negotiations, the Concordia Part-Time Faculty Association approved its new collective agreement with Concordia University on August 14. Tuesday, June 13, 2017: The agreement will be ratified by membership A copy of the list of seniors is available on your portal.
As soon as you access “My Portal,” go to the “My Concordia” menu and click Faculty – Personal Services. In the Employee Self-Service menu, you`ll find the link to the CUPFA seniors list and you can access your seniority credits. In addition, your department head can provide you with a copy. Up-to-date disc lists will be published in your department in February of each year, and it`s time to look for errors. To correct an error or check your work history, contact Suzanne Downs, the propste`s office under Suzanne.Downs@concordia.ca and copy the Association: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that it is the member`s responsibility to ensure that your ranking and seniority are correct. Part-time teachers now need less funding to obtain benefits from Concordia`s health plan. The previous collective agreement required part-time faculty members to have taught 17 courses or to have 50 credits during their careers at Concordia. The new agreement requires only 45 credits, or 15 courses. Monday 12 June 2017: CupEU and the University of Hr sign an “agreement-in-principle”.