The Ontario budget of March 25 included a section which called for a two year wage freeze for all public sector workers, except those with current collective agreements. The Confederation of Ontario University Staff Associations and Unions (COUSA) has attended meetings with other labour groups and the government and has forwarded a report on the latest information about government consultations. “Consultations on Public Sector Compensation Begin” is from Hicks Morley, a employer side legal firm.
The Special Initiatives Fund (SIF) was created in 2009 by the Provost’s Advisory Committee on Staff Compensation (PACSC) for a two-year trial period. With a total budget of approximately $65,000 in annual funding, it is designed to support special projects suggested by staff in the university support group. For more information, please go to: http://staffexcellence.uwaterloo.ca/sif.html