Labour talks at uWindsor stall; university to implement its final offer

July 28, 2014

Negotiations between the University of Windsor and the Windsor University Faculty Association (WUFA) have stalled, prompting uWindsor President Alan Wildeman to inform the union that the institution will impose its “final offer.” Wildeman informed the union of the move by letter on Tuesday, and made the letter public on Thursday. In the letter, Wildeman says, “the university is not prepared to bargain with itself in the face of WUFA’s unrealistic monetary expectations.” WUFA had rejected the university’s most recent offer, which offered salary increases of 0%, 0%, and 3% over 3 years, as well as one-time lump-sum payments of $1,000 in each of the first 2 years of the deal. WUFA President Anne Forrest said, “they say they are prepared to bargain any time, anywhere, but this is their final offer. Bargaining is adjusting what you are offering in light of what the other side is saying. But they are saying there is nothing else to give and they are not prepared to move.” WUFA says that other faculties in Ontario have been receiving 2% increases in each year of their 3-year deals. CBC | Windsor Star