Monthly Archives: September 2010

Public sector bargaining: only 25% of settlements have zero wage increases

OCUFA Report Volume 4 Number 5 The government’s wage freeze policy for public-sector workers appears to be hitting roadblocks, trends in recent public-sector settlements indicate. Compliance with the government’s policy has not increased since the government ramped up its drive … Continue reading

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Arbitrator nixes Ontario’s plans for wage freezes

Pay increase awarded to long-term care home workers, undermining province’s strategy for cost containment in public service. By Karen Howlett and Carys Mills Excerpt from: Globe and Mail, September 16, 2010 Full article at: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/ontario/arbitrator-nixes-ontarios-plans-for-wage-freezes/article1711031/ The Ontario government’s attempts to … Continue reading

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Guest submission: The Trouble with Billionaires by Linda McQuaig and Neil Brooks

By Linda McQuaig and Neil Brooks Excerpt from: Toronto Star, September 10, 2010 Full article can be found at: http://www.thestar.com/news/insight/article/859721–excerpt-the-trouble-with-billionaires-by-linda-mcquaig-and-neil-brooks On the campus of the University of Toronto, buildings bear the names of some notable Canadians: among them, literary giant … Continue reading

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Chronicle of Higher Education: In Hiring and Promoting Female Faculty Members, It May Help to Have a Union

By Audrey Williams June, Chronicle of Higher Education, 15 September 2010 When it comes to increasing the numbers of female professors and promoting them up through the ranks, research institutions with faculty unions have an edge, a recent study shows.

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OUR: OCUFA and other employee groups categorically reject Ontario government plan addressing university pension shortfalls

Published by OCUFA in Ontario University Report, 4:3 (14 September 2010) In its March Budget of this year, the Ontario government said it would offer funding relief to the university sector that would be above and beyond what it had … Continue reading

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OUR: Bargaining Report: “Pushing ahead as hard as possible”

Published by OCUFA in Ontario University Report, 4:3 (14 September 2010) Bargaining sessions are being scheduled at all faculty association tables currently in negotiations. The University of Toronto Faculty Association is still awaiting an arbitration award from arbitrator Martin Teplitsky.

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OUR:Data Check:Pension Fund Liabilities Increase

Published by OCUFA in Ontario University Report, 4:3 (14 Sept. 2010) The Ontario government is seeking to ease rules requiring university administrations to maintain university pension plans in good financial health. Employee groups are strongly opposed to the government’s plan.

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