“The support staff are clerical, administrative, assistants, facilitators, security – everyone at the university except the faculty,” Slade said. The first point was related to the “provincial mandate.” In awarding the award, Arbitrator Andy Simms expressly rejected the University of Calgary Administration`s position that a “provincial mandate” can be used to repeal the provisions of a collective agreement or that it should play a role in arbitration decisions. In his analysis of the administration`s argument, he wrote: “Unfortunately, this figure does not reflect the means available for the university`s current operating costs, such as salary and benefits for employees on a continuous basis,” the statement said. This figure relates to the university`s net assets and includes limited funds, such as endowments, which are primarily used to support scholarships and scholarships for students and are legally required to receive permanent funds, investments in capital that is the value of university capital and not cash, and other limited funds. However, a statement on the university`s website indicated that the surplus funds the union was referring to were already set for other expenses. Both the university and AUPE have stated that they are working on an agreement. The current collective agreement expired on June 30, 2017. The university was asked whether legislation that delayed conciliation and introduced PBCO and ministerial directives into public sector negotiations provided a power to allow an arbitrator to ignore the parameters established by the parties in the context of this re-opening of wages. It was not in a position to draw attention to such authority. I have reviewed this legislation and I cannot find a legal basis on which I can change the contractual mandate that the parties have given me in their agreement…. In all cases, the university strives to ensure that outgoing workers are treated with respect and that collective agreements and worker guidelines are respected. All employees have access to support resources to assist them during this transition.
In an attempt to justify the deviation of her proposal from the range agreed in the conciliation agreement, she argues [the University of Calgary Administration]: Are you looking for your collective agreement or the last minutes of the meetings? Browse the list of downloadable documents. As Simms has shown, In addition, a “government mandate” focused on ATB salary reductions for post-secondary teaching and research faculties did not meet the recommendations of the MacKinnon report, which primarily justifies the government`s reduction in higher education funding: LETHBRIDGE – A Key Services Agreement (ESA) reached last week between the Alberta Provincial Workers Union (AUPE) and the University of Lethbridge. the discussion has been transferred to the next steps.