GR# 0913 - Sessional Lecturers on AAU Councils

Collective Agreement referenced: 2017 - 2021

Article(s): Article 55 and Bylaw 40 & 44

Nature of Dispute:  The University compelled Sessional Lecturers, who would like to sit on their respective AAU Councils, to attend those meetings for the full year (Sept 1- Aug 31), which is in violation of Sessional Lecturers' contractual obligations to work 8 months of the calendar year.

Result of Grievance: WUFA withdrew the grievance, without prejudice, in January 2020. The Senate passed a vote to amend the relevant bylaws (40 and 44) so that during the summer months of May, June, July and August, sessional lecturers on furlough are not required to attend AAU Council meetings but may participate in person or by speaker telephone or video conference and, when doing so, shall count toward quorum.

Grievance initiated: October 15, 2019
Grievance withdrawn by WUFA: January 21, 2020

Reference Docs:
(1) GR# 0913