Academic Labour Relations

Reporting to the Provost and Vice-President Academic, the Office of Academic Labour Relations  supports the academic mission and strategic research directions of the University of Windsor and the through the provision of professional advice and quality service to members of the University community on all matters pertaining to the terms and conditions of employment for faculty and academic staff. Along with advice and support to a broad range of University stakeholders in the administration of collective agreements, workplace policies, programs and legislative requirements. 

The Office of Academic Labour Relations is responsible for labour relations (including collective bargaining) and is the primary point of communication with the Windsor University Faculty Association (WUFA) and the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), Local 4580. This includes responsibilities associated with over 600 faculty, librarians, learning specialist – ancillary academic staff, sessional lecturers, sessional instructors, graduate teaching and service assistants, and other academic staff across approximately 40 academic units.


Key Priorities

Institutional Relationship with WUFA

Liaison and the maintenance of positive and productive relationships between the university and the faculty association (i.e., WUFA). The focus is intended to promote a culture of dialogue, trust, engagement and problem solving that supports and enables realization of the university’s strategic goals and directions.

Collective Bargaining Leadership

Strategic leadership of the collective bargaining process for the Windsor University Faculty Association (WUFA) and CUPE 4580 (GAs and TAs).  

Recruitment and Retention

Strategic initiatives for faculty relations and leadership for the development and execution of faculty recruitment, leadership development, faculty mentorship and faculty retention strategies. 


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