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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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President's Pension Blog

Over the coming weeks and months, in this blog I will focus on pensions: the current defined benefit (DB) pension plan; the proposed University Pension Plan (UPP), a jointly sponsored, multi-employer DB plan; and the Supplementary Account Plan (SAP) that UTFA is negotiating for higher earners. Please watch this space for short pieces on these important topics.

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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