Faculty Bargaining Services

The aim of Faculty Bargaining Services (FBS) is to support participating institutions in both bargaining and academic contract administration for faculty, librarians, faculty paid by course, teaching assistants, research assistants and post-doctoral fellows.  The program of services remains collaborative and participatory, and continues to evolve based on the needs of participating institutions.  As part of these services, the website offers access to several Canadian databases, newsletters and newsfeeds.  In addition, information is provided on upcoming workshops and training sessions, FBS and its participating institutions and the role of field officers.  Full access is granted exclusively to those administrators in participating institutions who have been identified as assuming a direct responsibility for Collective and Framework Agreement bargaining and contract administration.
 

315-350 Albert Street
Ottawa, Ontario  K1R 1B1
Phone: 613-230-6760 x333

 fbs@caubo.ca

 

To contact Field Officers,
click on the "Contact Us" link at the top-right corner.

 

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FBS Database Search Tool

A searchable database of materials relating to the academic collective bargaining process at Canadian higher education institutions (universities).

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Newsfeed

Tentative Agreements

The University of Lethbridge and the University of Lethbridge Faculty Association have reached a tentative two-year agreement for the period July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2016. 2014-07-03
 

Memorial University of Newfoundland has reached a tentative agreement with the Memorial University of Newfoundland Faculty Association for a four year period covering September 1, 2013 to August 31, 2017. 2014-05-26

 

Memorial University of Newfoundland has reached a tentative agreement with its per course instructors for a four year agreement. 2014-02-11

 

The University of Windsor has reached a tentative agreement with it's teaching assistants. 2014-06-10

 

 

 

Ratified Agreements

St. Jerome's University has ratified an agreement with its part-time faculty for the period 2014-18. 2014-06-23

 

Trent University and the Trent University Faculty Association have ratified a collective agreement for the period July 1, 2013 to June 30, 2016. 2014-07-08

Communications

Newsletters

Current Issue

June 2014
Regional Summary of Negotiations

 

Previous Issues

August 2013
Summary of ten new cases added to arbitrations and legal rulings database
Reporting access or search function problems

 

May 2013
Legal case: faculty association loses bid for injunctive relief
Introduction of new guide “Managing Collective and Framework Agreements with Academic Personnel: A Guide for Academic Leaders”
Training reminder


June 2013
Annual Report 2012/13

January 2013
Social media: impact on managing labour dispute communications
 

November 2012
A review of settlements reached in 2011 and 2012
 

August 2012
FBS november workshops and pre-workshops
FBS arbitrations database  
Case report: Collegial Process Does Not Trump Job Criteria in Advertisements

 

Spring 2012
Synopsis of emerging CAUT and CUPE policy questions
Synopsis of provincial government budgets  
Summary of key FBS 2012/13 developments

 

September 2011
Regional summary of negotiations
Synopsis of current union activities
Quick tip: data searches

 

August 2011
Summary of the FBS arbitrations database
FBS annual workshop update

 

June 2011
Annual Report 2010/11


March 2011
Regional updates of provincial government mandates and negotiations
Synopsis of current union issues

 

January 2011
Synopses of two recent B.C. court rulings re: application of statutory powers
Analyses of the remaining 2010 workshop CAUT policy statements: Governance and Distance Education.

 

E-Newsletter and Announcement Archive

 

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