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Campus Bulletin

May 17, 2006

UGFA Votes in Favour of Certification

The University of Guelph Faculty Association (UGFA) —- an independent association since 1964 — has voted in support of becoming a formal trade union under the Ontario Labour Relations Act.

There were 510 uncontested ballots cast Tuesday, and 65 per cent favoured certification. The faculty association, which has about 830 members, represents faculty and professional librarians.

While certification will mean a more formalized working relationships between the University and UGFA, Maureen Mancuso, provost and vice-president (academic), says the University has had a long and positive relationship with the faculty association and she expects this to continue.

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