The place where AUNBT members can let loose. Please send us your comments.
Reactions to threat to deny members medical benefits in the event of a strike:
On the administration’s most recent bargaining update:
A frog was at the bottom of a 20 ft. well. A self-proclaimed HR expert offfered the frog a deal: “I will provide steps that will take you up by 2% every year the same percentage as the increase in the height of the wall. That should get you out soon!”
PS: The bottom of the well is in no way intended to signify that UNB salaries are at the bottom of comparable universitiess.That is a mere coincidence.
Hi. I saw the charts from UNB where in they present how much their their offer is including PTRs . Honesty demands a similar comparative number for other universities with their PTR included too. And decency demands a mention that the president’s pay goes up by 8% and the value of the old presidential house is just sufficient to meet the maintenance costs of the new mansion.
But then presidential pay is dealt from a different deck, I guess. Oops! I am not talking about the cost of the deck!
I see the the chart that UNB provides to show that their offer is competitive to the comparison group. I urge the negotiaing committee to accept the average increases with one MINOR condition: on July 1 an adjustment will be made to bring the level of UNB salries to the average of comparable universities. Going forward increases are the average increase of comparables in their recent agreement.
Oh! one more minor adjustment. AS UNB rightly points out that NB inflation is higher, an inflation adjustment can be added. This could be negative in future contracts.
Here to start us off are the artistic stylings of our own Brian Lowry: