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Concordia and CUFA officially sign their 2023-26 collective agreement

The new agreement remains in effect until May 31, 2026

A group of people standing together behind a long desk, with two men seated at the desk, and all smiling for the camera From left, back: Emad Shihab, Ian Rakita, Kristen Dunfield, Kristina Huneault, Nadia Hardy, Michael Groenendyk, Elizabeth Peltier, Michael Mondelli. | Second row, from left: Aaron Brauer, Gail Fayerman, Ted Stathopoulos, Geneviève Robichaud, Carolina Willsher, Pat Riva, Anne Whitelaw, Michael Di Grappa.

Representatives from Concordia and the Concordia University Faculty Association (CUFA) put pen to paper on Monday, April 8, 2024, to formalize CUFA’s new collective agreement. The new accord expires May 31, 2026, and it will be posted on the Concordia website in English and French shortly.

After the negotiation parties reached an agreement in principle on November 22, CUFA’s members voted to ratify it and Concordia’s Board of Governors officially approved the deal at its December 14 meeting.

The negotiating teams were headed by Nadia Hardy, deputy provost and vice-provost of enrolment and student experience, for the university, and Linda Dyer, professor in the John Molson School of Business’s Department of Management, for CUFA.

“We're proud of the collaborative spirit demonstrated throughout these negotiations, as we worked together to find solutions through open, constructive conversations,” says Hardy.

CUFA represents more than 1,000 full-time faculty members and professional librarians employed at the university. Its president is Ciprian Alecsandru, associate professor of building, civil and environmental engineering at the Gina Cody School of Engineering.

“We are looking forward to the implementation of this new Collective Agreement which includes new measures specifically designed to address workload,” says Ciprian Alecsandru.

“This agreement not only improves our current working conditions, but also sets a positive precedent for future negotiations.”

Two men seated at a large desk, shaking hands and smiling for the camera From left: Ciprian Alecsandru, CUFA president, and Graham Carr, Concordia president.

The university representatives pictured at the signing:

Concordia President and Vice Chancellor Graham Carr
Anne Whitelaw, provost and vice-president, academic
Michael Di Grappa, vice-president of services and sustainability
Carolina Willsher, associate vice-president of human resources
Nadia Hardy, chief spokesperson and deputy provost and vice-provost of enrolment and student experience
Kristina Huneault, vice-provost of faculty development and inclusion
Pat Riva, associate university librarian
Emad Shihab, Associate Professor of Computer Science and Software Engineering and associate dean of the Gina Cody School
Michael Mondelli, Employee Labour Relations Advisor, Human Relations

The CUFA representatives pictured at the signing: 

Ciprian Alecsandru, CUFA president and associate professor, Gina Cody School
Ted Stathopoulos, CUFA vice-president and professor, Gina Cody School
Gail Fayerman, senior lecturer, John Molson School
Kristen Dunfield, associate professor, Faculty of Arts and Science
Elizabeth Peltier, associate professor, John Molson School
Geneviève Robichaud, CUFA legal and professional officer
Michael Groenendyk, digital scholarship librarian
Aaron Brauer, CUFA secretary
Ian Rakita, CUFA past president
Regrets: Linda Dyer, CUFA chief spokesperson and professor, John Molson School

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