Collective Bargaining Updates

People are the essential resource of our institution; they define our university and are our greatest strength.


Through collective bargaining, the University of Lethbridge recognizes the importance of, and considers, the interests of all stakeholders within the University community. The U of L recognizes a commitment to negotiate with its union partners in good faith, with professionalism, with respect and in the spirit of collegiality and transparency and supports financially sustainable outcomes that recognize a need for responsiveness within a dynamic provincial fiscal environment.

Recent updates

February 22, 2021 

Board Negotiating Team Update

The Board Negotiating Team met with the ULFA Negotiating Team on February 22, 2021, to respond to each other with respect to areas discussed at our meeting of February 8th and to begin review of some additional proposals, explaining the rationale for the changes that were proposed by the respective Parties.

February 9, 2021

Board Negotiating Team Update 

The Board Negotiating Team met with the ULFA Negotiating Team on February 8, 2021 to review a number of Article revisions that were identified by the Parties in their exchange of proposals on January 18, 2021. 


February 2, 2021

On Tuesday, January 26, 2021 ULFA’s negotiating team posted a blog that described key components of the Board negotiating team’s proposals, speculating on the meaning of specific content therein.  ULFA’s January 26th blog raises general and specific concerns that are addressed here.


January 29, 2021

Board Negotiating Team Update Meeting with ULFA (Jan. 28, 2021)

The Board Negotiating Team met with the ULFA Negotiating Team on January 28, 2021, resulting in a useful and productive meeting, where good progress was made.


 January 27, 2021

University Board Negotiation Team shares opening proposals with ULFA

On January 18, 2021, the University of Lethbridge Board Negotiating Team (Board Team) for the Academic Staff Collective Agreement (ASCA) met with the University of Lethbridge Faculty Association (ULFA) ASCA Negotiating Team (ULFA Team). At that meeting both parties shared opening proposals.