CAUT offers $1-million support in NOSM strike

August 23, 2010

On Friday, CAUT presented a $1-million cheque to the union representing 152 striking clerical, administrative, and technical staff at the Northern Ontario School of Medicine. The funding will be used to rent trailers, pay legal expenses, and cover other costs of mounting a strike. Ongoing issues include hours of work, overtime, sick leaves, family leaves, and wages. NOSM states its negotiations with the union are impacted by recent provincial legislation and policy statements regarding compensation restraints for employees, including a 2-year wage freeze. The fiscal plan, NOSM states, does not provide it with funding for incremental compensation increases for new collective agreements, which is particularly challenging for the school as it manages a structural deficit. Sudbury Star | NOSM News Release