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



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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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Tentative Agreements

Laurentian University and the Laurentian University Faculty Association have reached a tentative agreement. 2014-10-03

The University of Regina and the University of Regina Faculty Association (URFA) representing the University of Regina Academic Staff Members have reached a tentative three-year agreement. 2015-01-20


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



New Participating Institution

FBS welcomes UQAM as a new participating institution.

Arbitration Decision

Mount Allison University has received its binding arbitration decision settling a renewal collective agreement for both full- and part-time faculty for a three year term covering July 1, 2013 to June 30, 2016 with economic increases of 1.75%, 2% and 2.25%.  The decision is available in our database.


Ratified Agreements

The University of Lethbridge and the University of Lethbridge Faculty Association have ratified a  two-year agreement for the period July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2016. 2014-11-04


Memorial University of Newfoundland has ratified an agreement with the Memorial University of Newfoundland Faculty Association for a four year period covering September 1, 2013 to August 31, 2017. 2014-12-01


The University of Ottawa and CUPE 2626 representing Teaching Assistants/Research Assistants have ratified a 3-year agreement for the period 2013-09-01 to 2016-08-31. 2014-11-04


The University of Ottawa and the Association of Part-Time Professors of the University of Ottawa (APTPUO) have ratified a 3-year collective agreement for the period 2013-09-01 to 2016-08-31. 2014-11-04




Current Issue

January 2015
Recap: 2014 International Conference
Save the Date: 2015 Annual Conference and National Academy
New Website Coming Soon!
New University Joins FBS


Previous Issues

October 2014
Fourteen New Cases Added to FBS Database

June 2014
Regional Summary of Negotiations

February 2014
Sustainability Report
Union Issues and Preoccupations

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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