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How do I become a member?

Membership of the bargaining unit is automatic but membership of LUFA must be applied for by the completion of a form to be sent to the LUFA office.

Do I have to renew my membership each year?

Memberships are automatically renewed each year.

How often are meetings held?

General meetings are held twice each year; once in the Fall, once in April. Board meetings are held once a month. Grievance meetings are also held at least once a month.

How do I ask for ergonomic office furniture and equipment?

The Collective Agreement specifies that a $40,000 budget be made available each year for the purchase of ergonomic office furniture and equipment, including, but not limited to, chairs, desks, computer tables, lighting, foot rest, and such computer equipment as the keyboard, mouse, screen-glare guard, and wrist support bar, all of a high standard. (Article 3.20, Working Environment).
Members requiring ergonomic equipment must email Gail Cowper-Benoit ( at their earliest convenience. Ms. Cowper-Benoit meets with the members to discuss their individual needs and various options (this takes about 15 minutes). She then sends the request to the LUFA rep on the Ergonomic Committee for approval.

Forms and Documents

Collective Agreements
Have a problem?(Travel policy - in pdf format)
Bylaws (Travel policy - in pdf format)
LUFA policies
Labour relations’ terms
Membership form(Travel policy - in pdf format)
Your career
Angus Gilbert Distinguished Colleague Award

Important Links

Edvantage (OCUFA)
Affinity programs (CAUT)
Retiree Benefits (CAUT)

Housing Listings

Rentals – Northern Life
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