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U of M makes full comprehensive settlement proposal accessible

Offer addresses all matters as discussed during negotiations with UMFA

October 8, 2016 — 

As reported in UM Today on September 28, the University of Manitoba presented its comprehensive settlement proposal to UMFA on September 13.

The University’s proposal included a four year general salary increase totalling 7%, as well as salary increases to address areas of need.  The proposal also included provisions committing to the fair evaluation of work, enhancing collegial processes, maintaining job security, and improving benefits.

These salary increases were similar to those which the University of Winnipeg Faculty Association accepted, without detailed bargaining, on July 29.  That settlement spans 4 ½ years, and involves a 7.5% total general increase.

On October 3, UMFA rejected the University’s salary offer by presenting its own counter-proposal for a one year term, with a 2% general increase and market adjustments equivalent to an additional 2.48% increase.  In collective bargaining, the presentation of a counter-offer means that the earlier offer is rejected.

Now that the University’s salary offer is no longer standing, the University will, in the interests of openness and transparency, make the full text of the comprehensive settlement proposal available to the community.

Timeline

January 28, 2016: University proposes interest-based bargaining

February 22, 2016: UMFA rejects interest-based bargaining

March 9, 2016: Due to the uncertain and constrained fiscal environment, the University presents expedited offer involving 1.5% general salary increase, and market adjustment for areas of need, over a one year term

April 20, 2016: UMFA rejects expedited offer

September 13, 2016: University presents comprehensive offer of settlement to UMFA involving a 7% general salary increase over a 4 year term, along with market adjustments for areas of need

October 3, 2016: UMFA rejects University’s salary offer and presents counterproposal

 

For all UMFA bargaining updates, visit the bargaining website.

Questions can be directed to hrfeedback [at] umanitoba [dot] ca or the human resources contact us webpage.

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