Ontario needs to provide more answers on proposed wage freeze, says OCUFA president

August 3, 2010

The Ontario government still needs to answer some hard questions about its proposed compensation restraint, writes Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations president Mark Langer in a column published in Monday's Toronto Star. Provincial universities are being asked to accept a 2-year wage freeze. Langer states we cannot short-change Ontario's universities and its employees. Taking money out of the university system would erode the quality of education, he writes, and high-quality institutions are needed to produce the skilled workforce, research, and innovation required to get the economy moving again. We need to find a way to support a vibrant university system that delivers value to Ontario while providing fair compensation to its employees, Langer states. Toronto Star