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Laurier’s Milton Campus Officially Approved

As announced by Deb Mcclatchey to all faculty and staff this morning, the Laurier community is growing! Earlier today it was announced that the Government of Ontario has given its approval for Wilfrid Laurier University to establish a new university campus with its educational partners in Milton. This announcement has been a long time coming and something the Laurier community has been […]

U of A contract proposal would reduce pay retroactively, require staff to repay ‘overpayments’

Via Edmonton Journal A new contract proposal for non-academic staff at the University of Alberta would see retroactive wage rollbacks and require staff to repay “overpayments.” Postmedia obtained a summary of the contract proposal for the Non-Academic Staff Union (NASA), which outlines an across-the-board reduction of three per cent on all salaries, wage rates and pay scales effective […]

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National Day of Mourning

April 28 is the National Day of Mourning and it is a time to both mourn those who have suffered and those we have lost due to workplace injury or occupational disease. As we continue to battle COVID-19 into the second year of this pandemic, and, as the third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic is […]

Laurentian University students and graduates, politicians condemn ‘devastating’ cuts

Treating a public institution like ‘some mine that went bankrupt’ not acceptable: MP Via CBC News Students at Laurentian University in Sudbury, Ont., continue to react to news the school is cutting dozens of programs and laying off about 100 professors. Laurentian made the announcement Monday after declaring itself financially insolvent earlier this year. The school filed for […]

Flexible Working Arrangements

Following the announcement that elementary and secondary students will remain home after the April break, we understand that many of you may require more flexible work arrangements to balance work and home. WLUSA would like to remind you that there are options available such as: Flexing your hours of work; Taking personal, overtime, or vacation […]

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Staycation ideas for April break 2021 [via OTIP]

With continued restrictions in place on travel and social gatherings, many Canadians are looking for ways to make the most of their April break while keeping themselves and their communities safe. We’ve rounded up a list of eight staycation ideas that you can safely do together at home this spring break. Learn more at www.otipinsurance.com/article108.