The following message was sent to Dario Nonis (HR Executive Director) this morning informing him of our withdrawal from pension plan negotiations until the three member groups’ contracts are signed and in place.
Date: Thu, Nov 29, 2012 at 7:36 AM
Good morning, Dario,
The member employee groups comprising the Employees’ Joint Pension Committee (EJPC) are committed to working with the University Administration in negotiating an employee pension plan that is both fair and economically viable. However, the EJPC believes that the University Administration’s insistence on dove-tailing the pension plan negotiations with individual employee group’s contract/agreement negotiations is leading to a stalemate situation and is the key impediment to resolving the current labour unrest at Simon Fraser
University. The EJPC believes that without redress this unrest will
only worsen, negatively and needlessly impacting the University’s employees, its students and ultimately itself. Consequently, the member groups of the EJPC have unanimously decided to withdraw from pension plan negotiations until such time as the three member employee groups have contracts/agreements ratified and in place.
Chair, SFU Employees’ Joint Pension Committee