Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Call for nominations: FAUW Board of Directors

You're smart. Help us make things better.

The Faculty Association invites nominations for the following seats on its Board of Directors:

Tuesday, February 23, 2021

2021–2024 Salary Settlement Reached

FAUW is happy to announce that we have reached a three-year salary settlement with the University administration, effective May 1, 2021. 

Monday, February 8, 2021

RAAS Ratifies Its First Collective Agreement

On February 5, 2021, members of the Renison Association of Academic Staff (RAAS) voted overwhelmingly (97%) in favour of ratifying the tentative agreement reached on December 16, 2020. The tentative agreement was reached after nearly two and half years of negotiations and over 45 bargaining sessions. The Board of Governors of Renison University College, affiliated with the University of Waterloo, ratified the tentative agreement in a unanimous in-camera vote on January 27, 2021.

Tuesday, February 2, 2021

Compensation negotiations proceeding to mediation

Our negotiating team has been engaged in bargaining with the University on salary and other compensation items since December 1, 2020. We did not reach an agreement by midnight, February 1, so negotiations will continue, first with a mediator and then, if an agreement is still not reached by March 1, going to arbitration. All these procedures are set out in section 10 of the Memorandum of Agreement.

Monday, November 30, 2020

Policy 14 consultations: Help us secure a better pregnancy & parental leave policy

It's almost here: Help us get the pregnancy & parental leave policy UW deserves.

The proposed revised version of Policy 14 – Pregnancy and Parental Leaves (including Adoption) is now posted for consultation with the UW community. The proposed changes would take us from having one of the worst pregnancy and parental leave policies in the province to one of the best.

Friday, November 27, 2020

Re-allocation of unspent professional expense funds + WFH expense eligibility

Our 2018 salary settlement with the University included a commitment to re-allocate unused Faculty Professional Expense Reimbursement (FPER) funds. We've reached an agreement with Provost to divide all the FPER money that expired last spring and this spring equally among members and add it to this year’s FPER allowance (for faculty who were FPER-eligible as of May 1, 2020). That will happen on December 4, 2020.

Friday, November 13, 2020

Special Advisor on Racism and Anti-Racism

The FAUW Board is pleased to announce that Kathy Hogarth, who is an associate professor of Social Work at Renison University College, will be FAUW’s Special Advisor on Racism and Anti-Racism. Professor Hogarth is a founding member of the Black Faculty Collective and a member of FAUW’s Equity Committee. Her experience in helping organizations guide internal transformation and her research expertise in the areas of racism and equity will be a huge asset to FAUW as we shape our response to the university’s efforts on this subject and reconsider some of how FAUW operates.

Tuesday, September 1, 2020

FAUW leadership changes this week

FAUW is pleased to welcome Dan Brown as our new association president today. Bryan Tolson will transition to the role of past president for one year, and also chief negotiator.

Monday, June 15, 2020

UW statement risks chilling Black anti-racism scholarship

On June 6, in relation to a matter with a faculty member that prompted a public outcry and media response, the University of Waterloo told the press that “The University of Waterloo unequivocally believes that there is no place for the use of the N-word in class, on campus or in our community."

Thursday, June 4, 2020

Renison Association of Academic Staff certified as a trade union

The Renison Association of Academic Staff (RAAS) is delighted to announce that it received certification as a trade union on March 23, 2020. RAAS was first established as a non-certified association on February 12, 2018 and is affiliated with FAUW through a service agreement.