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Month: September 2014

Answers to your questions about the need for a mil-rate increase

Answers to your questions about the need for a mil-rate increase

Richard Pickard, Treasurer of the UVic FA, provided these answers to questions asked at Monday’s general meeting: Question #1: When the FA’s Treasurer talks about past deficits, how large are these annual deficits, and how consistent have these annual deficits been? Answer: The FA has run a deficit in four of the six budget years since 2009. We had a small surplus for 2008/2009 (just under $30,000, or 6.5% of revenues), and a large surplus for 2011/2012 (over $108,000, or…

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Brian Brown responds to questions about how strike or lockout funds are disbursed for members of the CAUT Defence Fund

Brian Brown responds to questions about how strike or lockout funds are disbursed for members of the CAUT Defence Fund

You asked a number of important questions during Monday’s OGM. Here are answers to questions related to the CAUT Defense Fund: Q.  What is required of members of a striking or locked-out union, in order to receive strike or lockout pay? A.  Brian Brown, President, CAUT Defence fund, responded by email on September 17th: “The member union decides how the strike pay is distributed to the members. The DF [Defence Fund] will make a direct deposit into your [the Association’s] bank…

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Following up on questions from Monday’s OGM

Following up on questions from Monday’s OGM

Monday’s Ordinary General Meeting included: A report by Helga Hallgrímsdóttir, President of the UVic Faculty Association, in which she detailed the recent activities of the association’s executive and plans going forward; A talk from Professor Brian Brown, President of the CAUT Defense Fund, on the benefits of joining the Fund; A report from Richard Pickard, our Treasurer, on the need for a mil-rate increase at this time. These presentations generated lively discussion and several important questions were raised that could…

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