UNB implements wage freeze, hiring cap

April 9, 2009

In an effort to trim its operating budget, the University of New Brunswick will freeze the salaries of the university president, vice-presidents, and deans, as well as those of non-unionized staff from 2009 to 2011. UNB will also limit new hires to one-year terms, and positions will be filled if they are "deemed to be necessary to the university at this time." 2-year term positions or other arrangements will only be considered under "truly exceptional circumstances." All budget units have been cautioned to carefully manage discretionary spending. UNB News Release | Saint John Telegraph-Journal