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Relationships with the University of Windsor and the Windsor University Faculty Association

University of Windsor (UW)
and
Windsor University Faculty Association (WUFA)
and
Windsor University Retirees Association: Faculty, Librarians, & Certain Others (WURA)


STATEMENT OF RELATIONSHIP OF UW AND WUFA TO WURA

This statement is intended both to foster a collegial association between and among UW, WUFA, and the retired members of WUFA and reflect the parties’ support for mutual understanding, trust, and good fellowship.

UW and WUFA share certain responsibilities under their collective agreement and the Retirement Plan for Faculty and Certain Employees (Reg. No. 0366849; April, 2003) [the Plan] for all retirees who were members of WUFA and are members of the Plan. For those retirees who are not members of the University of Windsor Pension Plan (e.g., have elected to remain with the Ontario Teachers Pension Plan [OTPP]), all of their pension issues will continue to be the responsibility of the OTPP but the parties hereto will continue to address all of their other retirement issues or interests in the same manner as for those in the University of Windsor Pension Plan.

UW and WUFA have negotiated pension and benefit terms that affected all retirees. UW recognizes WUFA’s role in such negotiations as the only authorized bargaining party in representing the interests of retired members of WUFA and their survivors.

UW confirms that it will continue to bargain issues relating to retirement and thus continues the past tradition established by both UW and WUFA to bargain in good faith with respect to all matters pertaining to retirement.

UW and WUFA recognize that they have both legal and equitable responsibilities in the exercise of any authority or control respecting the terms, management or disposition of funds associated with the Plan and other benefits under the Plan and acknowledge their obligation to treat both active and retired members in a legal and equitable manner.

Dated at Windsor, ON this 16th day of October, 2007.

Ross H. Paul, President
University of Windsor (UW)
and

Brian Brown, President
Windsor University Faculty Association (WUFA)
and

Gordon Olafson, President
Windsor University Retirees Association: Faculty, Librarians,
& Certain Others (WURA)