|University Responds to Reference to 'Status quo' Wage Increase|
A published report in today's Peterborough Examiner about the status of the University's negotiations with OPSEU Local 365 states, "The division lies in the university's offer of a 'status quo' wage increase... "
This statement is misleading.
The University tabled an offer weeks before the conciliation meeting with the Union executive that included a wage increase of 3 per cent in each year of a proposed three- year contract. This increase would cost the University approximately $1,150,000. Such an increase is not a 'status quo' wage increase.
The University also conveyed to the Examiner that it remains committed to the bargaining process and is hopeful that the mediation session scheduled for August 10-11 will result in a negotiated settlement.
This statement was excluded from the Examiner's published report.
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