Policy Grievances

Mercer Independence-Pension Plan Policy Grievance
(Policy GR#0862)

WUFA alleges that the University used the plan actuary,Mercer Canada,in ways that compromised the plan actuary’s required independence under the text of the pension plan agreement.

Relevant Docs:  Policy GR# 0862   Interim Decision#4’ from the arbitrator, Pam Picher. The Arbitrator ordered that Mercer Canada be replaced forthwith as the Plan’s Actuary.The grievance continues at arbitration,with the focus turning to damages that may be owed to WUFA members.

Status Update: Continued arbitration dates have been determined in April and May 2017.

Failure to investigate conflict of interest allegation on Board of Governor’s Investment Committee
(Policy GR#0909)

The University was informed of the Association’s concerns regarding a perceived conflict of interest in the case of a member of the Board of Governor’s Investment Committee.This grievance alleges that the University has failed to investigate the allegations properly or in a timely manner or taken any effective steps to remove the conflicted person/companies.

Relevant DocsPolicy GR#0909

Status Update: An arbitrator has not yet been selected to hear the case, and no dates for arbitration are set.

Bargaining Unit Membership
(Policy GR#0929)

The University has created a number of full-time position in various categories across campus in which WUFA’s bargaining unit work,as defined in the Collective Agreement and through past practice,has been and/or is being performed by individuals who are not members of the bargaining unit.

Relevant Docs:   Policy GR#0929

Status Update: An arbitrator has not yet been selected to hear the case, and no dates for arbitration are set.

Sessional Lecturer Vacancies
(Policy GR#0937)

The University has refused to initiate the process to fill vacancies in the Sessional Lecturer positions,as required under Article 55:11 of the Collective Agreement.

Relevant Docs: Policy GR#0937

Status Update: An arbitrator has not yet been selected to hear this case, and no dates for arbitration are set.

Sessional Lecturers'Salaries
(Policy GR#0940)

It has recently come to WUFA's attention that contrary to Article S,the University has awarded and paid higher than permitted salaries to some recently appointed Sessional Lecturers in a manner that can only be for arbitrary,unfair and/or discriminatory reasons.

Relevant Docs: Policy GR#0940

Status Update:  An arbitrator has not yet been selected to hear this case, and no dates for arbitration are set.

EI Premium Reduction Program
(Policy GR#0900)

This is an ongoing grievance relating to improperly held funds in the hands of the University that should otherwise have not been deducted,but should have been paid out to the benefit of past and present members of the Association.The Association claims that the University failed to comply with the provisions of the EI Premium Reduction Program.

Relevant Docs:Policy GR#0900

Status Update: An arbitrator has not yet been selected to hear the case,and no dates for arbitration have been set.

 

Policy grievances that have been resolved are listed in thePolicy Grievance Archive.

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