URFA continues to work to ensure that members are being treated fairly during the COVID-19 pandemic and that your collective agreements are upheld. URFA does understand that these are exceptional circumstances, and that changes to the way the Universities and Colleges operate will have to be made on a temporary basis. However, they still must maintain the obligations that they have to you as an employer as laid out in your collective agreements.
URFA is currently working on an MOU with the employers in order to address some of these issues and more so that there is a clear set of guidelines in place during this time. The URFA Executive has formed a team with members across bargaining units to work on the development of an MOU. URFA is open to having a dialogue with the Administrations of the U of R, FNUniv, Campion and Luther as to what their plans are moving forward. We will update members as we continue to work on developing any MOU with the employers, and if there is any other information moving forward.
We continue to receive feedback from members related to the changes that have been made to the working environment. URFA strongly encourages all members to contact us if you have any questions, concerns, and issues related to COVID-19, as well as any other usual inquiries. The URFA office is working remotely, but we are still able to assist you.