Update regarding job losses at Brock

The University and OSSTF have continued to communicate with bargaining unit members affected by staffing reductions. While further opportunities to limit the effects of bumping will continue to be explored, the University anticipates that fewer than 10 employees will exercise bumping rights.

The focus of the discussions between OSSTF and the University will now shift to the bumping process and placement of affected employees into current vacancies as identified in the collective agreement. The University continues to anticipate that all bumping will be complete by July 31, at which time a further update will be provided.

University, BUFA bargaining update

The parties have been meeting in May and June and have agreed upon dates for bargaining during July and August.


Update regarding job losses at Brock

As identified in the May 5 update regarding job losses at Brock, officials from OSSTF and the University met on a number of occasions to discuss opportunities to address bargaining unit staffing reductions through attrition and redeployment where possible, as well as other creative solutions that may limit the potential effects of bumping.

The University and OSSTF have reached an agreement that is intended to further limit the impact of bumping. Both parties will discuss the agreement with affected bargaining unit members and supervisors over the next two weeks, and then provide a further update to this site in mid-June.

2014-15 budget proposal commits to balanced books by year-end

Brock’s Administration will recommend the University’s Board of Trustees approve a 2014-15 operating budget that opens the year by forecasting a $3.2-million shortfall, but commits to eliminating that deficit by the end of the fiscal year.

The budget plan was drafted in consultation with the Senior Administrative Council (SAC), the Council of Academic Deans (CAD), unit leaders, Senate (primarily though feedback received from Senate sub-subcommittees) and the Board of Trustees and its committees.

The budget plan recommends the $3.2-million shortfall on the condition that the University finds in-year mitigation measures that will ultimately achieve a balanced budget for 2014-15.

A topic sheet posted on the Brock Outlook website states the 2014-15 budget proposal will go before the Board’s Financial Planning, Investments and Human Resources Committee when it meets on June 26.


Response to Senate PPBAC May 2014

Response to Senate PPBAC May 2014 (PDF)