She also commented that her unit of circumstance was “hit very hard” and that many of USW`s 1998 casual employment contracts were not renewed due to the pandemic. “Our circumstance unit has shrunk by 700 people since the same time last year,” Burke wrote. Amid physical distancing measures and guidelines for staying home under the COVID-19 pandemic, U of T has temporarily laid off dozens of workers at the university. The collective agreement provides for a wage increase of 2.5% this year, followed by increases of 2% each over the next two years. This year`s wage increase implies a wage adjustment of 0.7%, with retroactive effect to 1 July, in compensation for an increase in employees` pension contributions. “This collective agreement represents a significant achievement for these employees, who face a government-led austerity program and demands for concessions,” Warren said. A university spokesman wrote to The Varsity that the university is working closely with health authorities and governments to determine the appropriate time to bring workers back in the safest way possible. January 11, 2000 More than 4,000 University of Toronto administrative and technical assistance employees ratify their first collective agreement as members of United Steelworkers Local 1998, which extends the benefits of steel workers` representation to higher education workers with the largest individual victory in years. The duration of the extension collective agreement is from July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021.
The temporary layoffs have also drawn criticism for their impact on workers, particularly in a letter from 19 faculty members from the Dalla Lana School of Public Health to the administration on June 29. “These workers deserve job security, not only because of the long-lasting negative consequences of precariousness on physical and mental health,” says the letter, which calls on the university to “meet its reputation as Toronto`s best employer and keep employees on the payroll.” The Ontario government`s moratorium on evictions has been lifted. In addition, the Ford government passed Bill 184, better known as the Mass Evictions Bill, which allows a landlord to quickly and easily distribute a tenant who makes a rent repayment contract and struggles to comply with it. I am pleased to inform you that the interim agreement reached on July 29, 2020 between the University of Toronto and United Steelworkers (USW) Local 1998 (Appointed) has been ratified by bargaining unit staff. . . .