KFA Consultation for Bargaining Update, February, 2021

Dear KFA Colleagues,

KFA Consultation and Bargaining Update

While it may seem as if the ink is still wet on our new 2019-2022 Collective Agreement, the next collective bargaining round is quickly approaching. Preparations are well under way, and there are many ways you can participate. It is only in standing together that we have the power to make much needed gains.

We want to hear what is important to you. Bargaining in a unionized context is a democratic and collective process.

In April, we will elect the Working Conditions Committee (WCC) from the various Faculty areas/groupings. The WCC is responsible for developing the KFA bargaining survey as well as the KFA bargaining priorities.  Consultation, current issues, and the bargaining survey inform these bargaining priorities, which are then approved by a vote of the general membership. This is how the KFA brings your concerns to the bargaining table.

Opening Consultations

To facilitate this process, we are hosting two drop-in meetings in March (information below) where you can share with your KFA the issues that matter to you most.

Possible Topics for Consultation:

  • Workload concerns
  • Wage increases
  • Support for research & scholarly activity
  • Protections for intellectual property
  • Title
  • Benefits
  • Protection of regularization rights
  • Professional development


  • Thursday, March 4th, 2:00-3:30 (drop in is fine)*
  • Tuesday, March 9th, 1:00-2:30 (drop in is fine)*

*Zoom invite will follow in the next few days.

Please come out and participate in the consultation meetings, and please stay tuned for your opportunity to run for the Working Conditions Committee.


In solidarity,

Mark Diotte