Layoffs at UPEI

May 22, 2013

Layoff notices were issued yesterday to 35 University of Prince Edward Island employees as part of the institution's efforts to eliminate a $9-million shortfall. In a letter to the UPEI community, president Alaa Abd-El-Aziz said despite all efforts to mitigate consequences to faculty and staff, layoffs were needed. Many of the staff affected are represented by CUPE. The union has requested a meeting with PEI's premier and finance and advanced learning minister to discuss the situation at UPEI and to lobby for more financial support for the university. CBC | Charlottetown Guardian