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Collective Bargaining

On January 15, 2022, Concordia University of Edmonton (CUE) was pleased to announce that it had come to terms on a four-year collective agreement with the Concordia University of Edmonton Faculty Association (CUEFA).

This page is used to provide regular updates during active collective bargaining periods. CUE respects the bargaining process and is committed to keeping the university community informed throughout the process of working towards a collective agreement.

Information shared here will align with both the collective bargaining process, and our obligations and responsibilities under the Labour Relations Code and Post-Secondary Learning Act.


Frequently Asked Questions

What is collective bargaining?

Universities across Canada have collective agreements with their faculty and collective bargaining is the process under which the negotiation of these agreements takes place. Engaging in collective bargaining regularly is a routine component of labour relations.

The labour relations and collective bargaining of Alberta’s post-secondary institutions is guided by the Labour Relations Code and Post-Secondary Learning Act.

What is a collective agreement?

A collective agreement is a written contract between an employer and union that contains the terms and conditions of employment (e.g. salary and benefits, responsibilities, etc.) that apply to all members of the group of employees represented by the union.

Who is the collective agreement between?

At CUE, our collective agreement is with the Concordia University College of Alberta Faculty Association (CUCAFA), which represents the interests of CUE’s probationary and permanent faculty members, professional librarians, laboratory instructors and field placement coordinators.

How does collective bargaining begin?

To begin the collective bargaining process, at least one party must give notice. The parties then set up dates to exchange and negotiate proposals. The current collective agreement at CUE expires June 30, 2025. 

Who can I contact with questions related to collective bargaining?

For more information about collective bargaining, please contact collectivebargaining@concordia.ab.ca.