CUEFA : Action

CUEFA files Unfair Labour Practice complaint

July 18 2022

On July 18, 2022 CUEFA made an application to the Alberta Labour Relations Board under Section 16 of the Labour Relations Code.

Our complaint refers to violations of Sections 148.1.a.i, 148.1.a.ii, 149.1.a.vi, 149.1.a.vii, 149.1.a.viii, 149.1.g.ii, and 149.1.c. of the Code and states that the Employer is interfering with the administration of the Union (CUEFA) and using coercion, discriminiation and threats to send a message to intimidate Union members. Our decision to file this complaint is drive by, and focuses, on a pattern of behaviour by the Administration towards CUEFA since the strike in January.

Please read the official notice here.

Discipline and Grievances: Reminder

Please remember that it is our job to represent you in these matters and you are allowed to ask to have representation (either us or a personal lawyer) present at meetings. If you have any questions about discipline or grievances, please feel free to contact our CUEFA President, Glynis Price or your Grievance Officer, Colin Neufeldt

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Concordia University of Edmonton Faculty Association votes no confidence in the University President Tim Loreman

Press Release: February 22

Faculty at Concordia University of Edmonton (CUE) voted that they have no confidence in the University's President. The Concordia University of Edmonton Faculty Association (CUEFA), the organization that represents full-time academic staff, held a confidence vote on February 11, 2022. 91% of CUEFA members registered to vote, 90% voted no confidence in the President's leadership.

CUEFA members cited four main areas of concern: a toxic workplace culture under President Loreman's leadership, the President's failure to effectively manage the core operations of the university, the financial mismanagement of the institution, and the damage done to relations between CUE and key stakeholders across Edmonton and Alberta.

CUEFA notified the Chair of CUE's Board of Governors, John Acheson, about the no confidence vote on February 14, requesting that the board give CUEFA a formal reply by February 22. As of the requested deadline, the Board has provided no response to CUEFA about the vote.

In early January 2022, CUEFA members participated in the first faculty association strike in Alberta's history, resulting in important gains for the faculty. However, the strike did not address ongoing problems of leadership.

For more information please contact Glynis Price, Acting President of CUEFA at cueassociation@gmail.com

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