Topic: Collective bargaining

A professor speaks to students in a lecture hall.

New Zealand does not offer tenure to academics, but a recent employment dispute shows it’s more than a job perk


Protesters outside holding signs as cars drive by.

University and school strikes across Canada are about workers’ rights — and protecting education as a public good


Protesters walking down the street carrying signs in support of education workers.

Ontario education strike fallout: Workers’ anger about economic inequalities and labour precarity could spark wider job action

CUPE members and supporters join a demonstration outside the office of Parm Gill, Member of Provincial Parliament for the riding of Milton, […]


Indigenizing the collective bargaining process at North Island College

By Janis Almond, Evelyn Voyageur, Erin McConomy, Shirley Ackland, and Jen Wrye

The following interview was conducted with leaders at the North Island College Faculty Association. They responded collectively as a group. Could you […]


Indigenization through collective bargaining: Lessons and ideas for academic staff associations

By Spy Dénommé-Welch and Larry Savage, Brock University

Introduction In June 2020, members of the Brock University Faculty Association (BUFA) ratified a new collective agreement that contained important contract provisions […]


Editorial Matters: The collective challenges of COVID-19

By Ben Lewis

This has been a challenging year. We were just putting the final touches on this issue of Academic Matters when the COVID-19 […]


Courage, strength, and resolve: How the King’s University College Faculty Association unionized in the middle of a pandemic

By Stephanie Bangarth, King’s University College Faculty Association

Facing a global health pandemic and an uncooperative administration, the King’s University College Faculty Association decided it was time to unionize. Now […]


Rising to the challenge: Reflections on a round of pandemic bargaining

By Larry Savage, Brock University

Bargaining is an intensive and complex process during the best of times, but what happened when the Brock University Faculty Association found […]