For the second time in three months, the University of Saskatchewan is facing an unfair labour practice charge over its refusal to complete a gender-neutral job evaluation plan for university workers.
CUPE filed the complaint with the labour relations board January 30, after the university wrote to union members publicizing pay gains under its home-made job evaluation plan.
CUPE 1975, which represents about 2,100 university workers at the University of Saskatchewan, says the administration is trying to bribe members into accepting a cheap fix instead of a fair pay system.
For all of its lofty talk, the University of Saskatchewan is getting a reputation for its chauvinistic attitudes towards working women, says local president Glenda Graham.
The union filed two unfair labour practices and a grievance in November, after the university backed out of a joint job evaluation process with the University of Regina and CUPE that began in 1998.
The union wants the board to order U of S back to the job evaluation table to complete negotiations.