Policy Grievance Archive

GR# 0866 - Confidentiality Forms for BoG Pension Committees  Thumbnail Image
GR# 0866 - Confidentiality Forms for BoG Pension Committees
Collective Agreement Referenced: 2008-2011 Article(s): D.2, 7 Nature of Dispute: After making a unilateral decision to change the Pension and Investment Committee structures of the Board of Governors (BoG) Pension Committees, the BoG issued a policy that indicated all members of the committees must sign a confidentiality agreement. Two members affected by the policy are WUFA members who have a responsibility to keep WUFA informed. This responsibility conflicts with the confidentiality undertaking.…
GR# 0877 - Improper PAS criteria  Thumbnail Image
GR# 0877 - Improper PAS criteria
Collective Agreement Referenced: 2008-2011 Article(s): 54 Nature of Dispute: In May, 2011, the Faculty Coordinating Council in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) approved criteria for Preferred Applicant Status (PAS) which was intended to be applied to all units in FASS when they considered sessional instructor candidates. The criteria for PAS were unfair to applicants for various reasons and did not follow the qualifications guidelines for PAS as stipulated under Article 54:06 of the…
GR# 0895 - CEPE M.Ed International Cohort Program  Thumbnail Image
GR# 0895 - CEPE M.Ed International Cohort Program
Collective Agreement Referenced:  2011-2014 Article(s): Letter VII Nature of Dispute: The Centre for Executive and Professional Education (CEPE) proposed a program that conflicted with the current M.Ed program offered in the Faculty of Education.  Result of Grievance: Prior to the second day of arbitration, the University withdrew the proposal for the CEPE M.Ed International Cohort Program. Grievance initiated: April 26, 2012 Grievance resolved: December 21, 2012 Relevant Docs:         …
GR# 0398 - Unreasonable Demands on Members in Social Work, Int/Summer 2012  Thumbnail Image
GR# 0398 - Unreasonable Demands on Members in Social Work, Int/Summer 2012
Collective Agreement Referenced: 2011-2014 Article(s): 5 Nature of Dispute: WUFA alleged that student advising and counselling demands requiring the presence of members in the School of Social Work in their University offices during Spring/Summer 2012 were unreasonable. Result of Grievance: WUFA withdrew the policy grievance prior to arbitration after consulting with members in the Department of Social Work. Grievance initiated: April 25, 2012 Grievance withdrawn: September 20, 2012 Relevant Docs:…
GR# 0864 - Improper Application of Sessional Hiring Criteria, Odette School of Business  Thumbnail Image
GR# 0864 - Improper Application of Sessional Hiring Criteria, Odette School of Business
Collective Agreement Referenced:  2011-2014 Article(s): 54 Nature of Dispute: The Odette School of Business allegedly evaluated sessional instructor applicants for Intersession/Summer 2011 in a method that is not in compliance with Art. 54:06(a) Result of Grievance: At an arbitration, without the arbitrator present, the parties agreed that Administration would meet with all Deans and Dept Heads/Directors to give proper instructions on how to use the sessional hiring grid for Fall 2012 appointments…
GR# 0860 - Limited Term Lecturer Position Paid Higher than Cap  Thumbnail Image
GR# 0860 - Limited Term Lecturer Position Paid Higher than Cap
Collective Agreement Referenced: 2008-2011 Article(s): A, 12 Nature of Dispute: In late April 2011, after the Government of Ontario published its annual list of government employees making in excess of $100,000 per year, WUFA discovered that a recently hired Limited Term member appointed at the rank of Lecturer in the Odette School of Business Administration was being paid in excess of the salary cap for Lecturers. Result of Grievance: At Step 3 of the grievance process, the University adjusted…
GR# 0838 - Improper Appts under Art 30, Law/Business  Thumbnail Image
GR# 0838 - Improper Appts under Art 30, Law/Business
Collective Agreement Referenced: 2008-2011 Article(s): 30 Nature of Dispute: WUFA was informed of two appointments that were allegedly made without proper posting of the positions as required by Senate Bylaw 20. The first was a tenure-track appointment in the Faculty of Law, and the second was a limited-term appointment in the Odette School of Business. In both cases, waivers of the job posting were granted by the Acting Provost under Article 30 of the Collective Agreement, but they did not meet…
GR# 0835 - Dean's Failure to Provide Article 54:10 information  Thumbnail Image
GR# 0835 - Dean's Failure to Provide Article 54:10 information
Collective Agreement Referenced:  2008-2011 Article(s): 54 Nature of Dispute: On more than one occasion, the Dean of the Odette School of Business Administration failed to provide WUFA with qualifications and seniority of successful candidates that formed the basis for sessional appointments as required under Article 54:10.   Result of Grievance: After the Step 3 meeting, the Associate VP Academic's office provided the material in question. WUFA withdrew the grievance. Grievance initiated:…
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