Please be advised of the following:
1. TUFA Seasonal Social and Fekete Awards Reception – Thursday December 5th (3:00 pm to 5:30 pm).
Join us in Lady Eaton College’s Senior Common Room as we celebrate the contributions of Professor Rory Coughlan to TUFA & Trent. The Association throws a grand party and we’ve tried to do Rory proud with this one. So, take a break from the grind and come out to mingle with colleagues! We’ll have scrumptious tasties from Chasing the Cheese, sweets from Black Honey, and a host bar with premium wine selections from TUFA’s secret cellars. Karen Jung will be flying out from British Columbia to receive the Fekete award on Rory’s behalf.
2. OCUFA and PDLC call for Solidarity Pickets – Wednesday December 4th (8:15 am to 3:45 pm).
OSSTF, the union representing high school teachers and support staff, has announced a one-day strike/walk-out for Wednesday, December 4th. TUFA members are encouraged to show solidarity with other education workers pushing back against the Ford government’s attacks on public education. OSSTF has been bargaining since early summer and has been in legal strike position since November 25th, but the government has refused to move on any of the main bargaining issues, particularly their own demands for increased class sizes and mandatory e-learning credits. If you’re looking for some fresh air and exercise, picket lines will be up from 8:15 am to 3:45 pm at Adam Scott Collegiate, Crestwood Secondary School, Kenner Collegiate, and TASSS. Picketing at Norwood High School will run from 10 am to 2 pm.
3. Good Neighbours Don’t Make Radioactive Pellets. Information Night – Tuesday December 3rd (7:00 pm to 9:00 pm).
BWXT-Peterborough (formerly GE-H) is applying to produce uranium pellets in Peterborough on the old GE grounds. Citizens Against Radioactive Neighbourhoods (CARN) has organized an information session at Prince of Wales Public School (1211 Monaghan Rd.S.) with guest speakers Dr. Gordon Edwards (President of the Canadian Coalition for Nuclear Responsibility) and Dr. Cathy Vakil (Queen’s University School of Medicine).