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Voluntary severance program at the University of Alberta causes friction with academic staff / Union representing transit workers votes to strike if city does not offer better wages and benefits
|Canadian Labour Reporter|Last Updated: 10/15/2013

Union takes issue
with University
of Alberta’s voluntary severance program

Calgary The Association of Academic Staff University of Alberta (AASUA) is taking issue with the voluntary severance program (VSP) the University of Alberta employed to meet a provincial deadline to balance its budget by spring 2015.

AASUA — representing 4,429 employees — said it supports the VSP but opposes what it calls the university’s unilateral introduction of the VSP without a ratified agreement.