TUFA Update and Solidarity with Laurentian

Colleagues, Please note the following updates and Solidarity request from our Provincial affiliate, OCUFA. 1. Solidarity with our colleagues at Laurentian. With the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act (CCAA) process at Laurentian University drawing to a close, OCUFA has teamed up with the Laurentian University Faculty Association (LUFA) and Laurentian University Staff Union (LUSU) to issue a joint media release calling for … Read More

Bargaining, Covid, and Fall planning

Dear TUFA Colleagues, In the following I have a few brief updates on bargaining, covid, and a save-the-date for our first event in the fall. But first, I extend a very big welcome to new members starting this summer. Our Executive Director, Marcus Harvey, and I are here to answer any questions you may have … Read More

Call for June 8th Special GMM and TUFA Negotiations Council

Colleagues, 1.  Mandate-setting GMM on June 8th (7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.) The President has called a Special General Membership Meeting (GMM) to begin at 7:00 pm on Wednesday, June 8th.  Please find the tentative agenda (alternative formats available on request).  The primary purpose of this meeting will be to set the Association’s bargaining mandate for the … Read More

Statement on Community

On 17 May 2022, TUFA’s Executive Committee approved the following statement for public release. The statement reflects concern with the ill-treatment that Jagmeet Singh received on his recent visit to Peterborough, as well as other issues in our community and beyond that drive home the imperative to address hate and its manifestations. Hate kills. Prejudice … Read More

TUFA Updates

1. Reminder All-Candidates Meeting The TUFA sponsored all-candidates event is this Thursday evening 7:00-8:30 via Zoom. The topic is Health Care and Higher Education. RSVP to and we will send you the zoom link. Dr. Tom Miller, emergency physician and President of the Professional Staff Association at PRHC and I are co-chairing the event. You may find the following resources … Read More

All-Candidates Town Hall – May 19th (7:00 pm start)

Dear TUFA Members, I am very pleased to invite you to a virtual town hall meeting on Thursday, May 19, 7-8:30 pm, with candidates from the riding of Peterborough – Kawartha whose parties have elected members to Queen’s Park. Jen Deck (NDP), Greg Dempsey (Liberal), and Robert Gibson (Green) will participate. Dave Smith (Conservative) has another obligation that evening, but … Read More

2022/23 TUFA Executive Committee

Dear Colleagues, As a result of the work of TUFA’s Nominating and Elections Committee, our Executive Committee has been finalized for the coming year. Thanks are owed to departing Executive Committee member Michele McIntosh for her service to the Association.  Thanks also to the Nominating and Elections Committee (Geoff Navara, Bruce Cater, Baris Karaagac, Marina … Read More

Things to do, people to see

Dear Colleagues, Please be advised of the following: 1. Liminal Space – proximity warning With the pandemic’s long goodbye tossing certainty out the window, TUFA members — like millions of others – are at grave risk of entrapment in the liminal space between Doing and Not Doing. We should not tarry long in this space. Your … Read More