Friday, April 1, 2011

OPSEU sounds warning bells over layoffs

The Ontario Public Service Employees Union is sounding the alarms over layoffs at the Northern Ontario School of Medicine.  OP-SEU Spokesperson Len Mason says the layoffs violate the terms of their agreement and will be challenged.  Dean Dr. Roger Strasser says the moves were made to offset budget shortfalls. The school says they are eliminating 21 staff positions and 3 management jobs.  Staff could choose to bump others from their jobs depending on their seniority.  The layoffs affect staff members at campuses at Lakehead and Laurentian University.