uWinnipeg seeks voluntary concessions from employees

April 9, 2009

To make up for a budget shortfall, and also to avoid layoffs, the University of Winnipeg is asking employees for millions of dollars in voluntary concessions. Management has already given up 3% to 10%, whether by reducing pay, passing up wage increases or increments, or by donating to scholarship funds. The economic downturn has left uWinnipeg's endowment funds a little over $1 million short to meet scholarship and bursary commitments. Winnipeg Free Press