Legislation that will freeze compensation and benefits

Greetings, Yesterday, the Ontario Government brought forward legislation that will freeze compensation and benefits for all those in the broader public sector, including all staff at universities and colleges, for two years. It also imposes a permanent salary cap for all in the public sector and limits the powers of the labour relations board, arbitrators[…]

Save Library and Archives Canada

Save Library and Archives Canada Campaign Update – Latest News September 2012 Archival organizations across Canada withdraw from Library and Archives Canada’s Pan-Documentary Heritage Network On May 31st, 2012, the Association of Canadian Archivists (ACA) withdrew from LAC’s Pan Canadian Documentary Heritage Network (PCDHN). Citing the elimination of the National Archival Development Program (NADP) and[…]

Government’s imposition of compensation freeze legislation on the university sector

Dear Colleagues; Attached [posted below this statement], please find our response to the government’s imposition of compensation freeze legislation on the university sector. In the coming weeks, we will be working with other unions, sympathetic politicians, and the media to fight the proposed legislation. We will also be looking at ways to engage faculty across[…]

Issue of Ontario government compensation legislation

Dear Colleagues: As many of you may have heard, the Ontario government has stated that it intends to introduce legislation that will freeze compensation for employees in the Broader Public Sector. This follows legislation that was passed yesterday, with the support of the governing Liberals and Progressive Conservatives, freezing compensation for teachers and banning strikes[…]

Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives

Dear Colleagues; Today, the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives released a paper exploring the relative affordability of higher education across Canada. Not surprisingly, it finds that Ontario’s high tuition fees makes it one of least affordable provinces to go to school. The complete report can be found at: http://www.policyalternatives.ca/publications/reports/eduflation-and-high-cost-learning The paper was commissioned by the[…]

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