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Monday, August 23, 2010

August 2010 Staff News

The UWSA August newsletter is now available: Staff News August 2010 (PDF).

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Call for Nominations

Call for Nominations for 2010-2012 Staff Association Executive Committee

The following positions take office at the UW Staff Association
Annual General Meeting of October 28, 2010

President ( two-year term)
Three Directors
(two-year term)

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Government consultations over wage freeze

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.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

UofA Profs lose phones in budget cuts

An interesting way to save money during budget cutbacks… take away professors’ office phones. It looks like only a few departments are affected, but others feel it’s only a matter of time.

Full story: http://www.edmontonjournal.com/This+number+longer+service/3227353/story.html

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

2010 Special Initiatives Fund Award

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

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