TUFA – Upcoming activities and other updates


Please be advised of the following:

1. Chilly Chili Social – November 26th (Noon to 1:00 pm)

It is not too late to sign-up for our Chili lunch this Friday (November 26, 12-1pm) at the Champlain College firepit. We will have Seasoned Spoon vegan chili (cheese available as a side), campfire s’mores and other sweets, hot chocolate, hot cider, and coffee. There will be outdoor picnic tables, and socially distanced boulder seating around the firepit. Where distancing is not possible, we can wear masks. If the weather does not cooperate, we will mask up and move indoors to the Ceilie. The food will be buffet style with a server (for less handling of utensils) and will be served in compostable take-away containers. If you have not already done so, please pre-register for the lunch by email to tufa@trentu.ca so that we may satisfy the Covid protocols.

2. Health & Safety representation

TUFA needs to appoint a new representative to the Multi-workplace Joint Health & Safety Committee, effective January 2022.  Interested members should contact the TUFA office for more information.

3. CAUT Bulletin

The October and November issues of our national affiliate’s Bulletin are available online. Click here for the October issue; here, for November.

4. Labour film screenings – November 25th (7:00 pm start)

The Peterborough & District Labour Council is hosting a virtual screening of selected films from the 2021 Canadian Labour International film Festival (CLiFF) this Thursday (November 25th) beginning at 7:00 pm. There is no charge to register for the event and registrants will have until 7:00 pm the following day to view the following films:

Justice & Dignity for All: Stories From the Struggle for Pay Equity – English, French – 33:52 mins
For decades the sisters and brothers who delivered the mail in rural and suburban Canada were forced to work without any benefits — just like gig-workers today. No sick leave; no maternity leave; no holiday pay. They made less than minimum wage. The vast majority of them were women.

One Million Trees – English, French – 43:54 mins
Every spring, thousands of Canadians leave the comfort of their homes to live rough in remote bush camps planting hundreds of millions of trees collectively. This is their journey.

Treaty Walk – A Journey for Common Ground – English – 14:40 mins
The film follows a group of Indigenous elders, healthcare workers, and others as they embark on a two-week long walk from Edmonton (Treaty 6 Territory) to Calgary (Treaty 7 Territory) exploring what it means to be treaty people, working and living on common ground

5. Solidarity picket – November 24th (11:30 am to 1:00 pm)

OPSEU Local 345, representing the clerical workers at the Peterborough Regional Health Centre, is holding a rally this Wednesday beginning at 11:30 am on Hospital Drive, to show their opposition to proposed layoffs. TUFA members are encouraged to join the picket if available to do so.

In Solidarity,


Marcus Harvey,

Executive Director