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The University of Toronto Faculty Association is the official representative of faculty and librarians on employment matters which include salary, pension, benefit negotiations, and workplace grievances. 

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U of T Admin Announces Inadequate Pay Increase for Tenure Stream Women Only: A Flawed Process

The Administration has just announced that, at the end of June, it will increase by 1.3% the salary of tenure stream faculty who identify as female. The Provostial Advisory Group on Faculty Gender Pay Equity arrived at this figure by relying on a single methodological approach—multivariate regression analysis. In the next ten days, UTFA will release a Summary Report that outlines UTFA’s own findings. UTFA used a mixed quantitative and qualitative approach for all of its members at U of T. This approach identified a probable gender-based salary gap for women in the tenure stream of at least double the 1.3% recognized by the Administration. UTFA also found a gender gap for the teaching stream and the librarians. UTFA certainly supports the initial pay increase for tenure stream women, but we believe that it is not enough to redress the discrimination that has impacted women in the tenure stream. And the Administration has so far done nothing to address the salary gap issue in the other streams.

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University Pension Plan (UPP) vote:

  • University of Toronto Faculty Association (UTFA) voted Yes ☑
  • University of Guelph Faculty Association (UGFA) voted Yes ☑
  • Queen’s University USW Local 2010 members voted Yes ☑
  • University of Toronto United Steelworkers (USW) Local 1998 voted Yes ☑
  • Queen's University Faculty Association (QUFA) members voted Yes ☑
  • University of Guelph USW Local 4120 members voted Yes ☑

 

 

 

 

 

UTFA Pension Change Website

 

January 31 Communication from the U of T Administration on the UPP (new pension)

 

UPP timeline

 

UPP and the consent process

 

University Pension Plan (UPP) website

 

UTFA Executive Committee Newsletter December 2018

Here you will find UTFA’s end-of-term newsletter. We have a lot to report.

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University Pension Plan Fall Newsletter #6

UTFA’s sixth fall newsletter on the University Pension Plan (UPP) initiative.

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University Pension Plan Fall Newsletter #5

UTFA’s fifth fall newsletter on the University Pension Plan (UPP) initiative.

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University Pension Plan Fall Newsletter #4

UTFA’s fourth fall newsletter on the University Pension Plan (UPP) initiative. Questions and Answers about the Proposed UPP.

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University Pension Plan Fall Newsletter #3

UTFA’s third fall newsletter on the University Pension Plan (UPP) initiative. How risk is shared upon conversion to a Jointly Sponsored Pension Plan (JSPP).

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University Pension Plan Fall Newsletter #2

UTFA’s second fall newsletter on the University Pension Plan (UPP) initiative. Understanding the risks of moving to a Jointly Sponsored Pension Plan (JSPP).

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University Pension Plan Fall Newsletter #1

This is UTFA’s first fall newsletter on the University Pension Plan (UPP) initiative. It is full of useful UPP information.

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UTFA’s Brief Update on Pensions

This brief message is meant to update you on pension plan negotiations.

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UTFA, University Administration Reach Tentative Two-year Settlement

On the evening of Wednesday, April 25, the UTFA Negotiating Team for Salary, Benefits, Pensions and Workload reached agreement on a tentative two-year settlement, covering the period July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2020. This agreement was ratified by UTFA Council at its meeting on May 15, 2018.

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University Pension Plan

University administrations, faculty associations, unions and other staff groups at University of Toronto, University of Guelph and Queen’s University have been working diligently to develop a new pension plan that would cover employees at all three universities: the University Pension Plan (UPP). Once established, the JSPP will be open to other Ontario universities joining. This will create a larger pool for sharing pension costs and risks.

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