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Negotiations Update: January 2019

To our USFA colleagues, happy new year and best wishes for the coming year! With the beginning of the winter term, we are setting up more meetings with the Employer. We continue to work toward conclusion of a prolonged, and occasionally contentious, process. Since we began negotiations with the Employer in July 2017, many of […]

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Negotiations Update October 2017: Equity and Stability?

Our collective agreement expired June 30, 2017 and we have begun negotiations with the employer. We do not anticipate this being an easy, or a quick, round of negotiations. While our theme for negotiations planning has been “equity and stability” including issues of scope and rank for academic clinicians in the College of Medicine (see […]

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USFA e-Letter: Tentative Agreement Accepted

At a Special General Meeting this afternoon, USFA members voted in favour of accepting a tentative agreement for a new three year Collective Agreement. Details of the tentative Agreement can be found at http://usaskfaculty.ca/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/ratification-language-2014-17-agreement.pdf. The Board of Governors has yet to ratify the tentative agreement.

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Incentive Plan for Retirement – application deadline and FAQs

USFA members who have a combined age and years of service equal to or greater than 85 are eligible to apply for the Incentive Plan for Retirement (IPR). The application deadline is October 31, 2013. See http://www.usask.ca/vpacademic/collegial/index.php for application form and additional information. Members are reminded that they may withdraw an application for the IPR […]

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Retirement Proposals

Dear USFA Members: Attached you will find 3 proposals regarding retirement initiatives that have been signed off between the Negotiating Teams of the University and the Faculty Association and recommended to the membership for ratification by the Executive. We believe that ratification and implementation of these proposals are in the best interests of the membership […]

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USFA e-Letter: Tentative Agreement

As part of our agreement to extend the 2010 – 2013 Collective Agreement, we committed to enter into negotiations immediately regarding retirement initiatives. We are pleased to advise that we have reached a tentative agreement regarding retirement initiatives and on July 9, 2013, the Negotiating Teams for the USFA and the University signed off on […]

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Tentative settlement reached for 2013-2014

Dear members: Today, the Negotiating Teams for the USFA and Employer signed off on a tentative agreement for the period July 1, 2013 to June 30, 2014 (attached).  The agreement  provides for an extension to the terms of the current collective agreement with a 1% scale increase to all salaries and salary scales, plus the […]

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Bargaining Update October 2012 – Introducing Your Negotiations Caucus and Negotiating Team

The collective agreement between the University of Saskatchewan and the University of Saskatchewan Faculty Association (USFA) expires on June 30, 2013, and preparations for bargaining are well underway. After preliminary discussions with the University, we can expect to begin bargaining in early January, 2013. Jim Cheesman, Senior Professional Officer of the USFA, has been appointed […]

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Bargaining Update May 2012 – Benefits and Other Financial Issues

In our last bargaining update, we presented the case for a bargaining mandate with respect to salaries that is based on the Employer’s lead-payer strategy for compensation at the 75th percentile of a group of seven comparator institutions.  Based on the salary data that is currently available (i.e., 2010-11), the average salaries by rank for […]

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