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‘Maybe the 78 departures will put the university close to the target’: ASPA boss optimistic U of S layoffs can be avoided

Alex MacPherson, Saskatoon StarPhoenix

BESTPHOTO  SASKATOON,SK--MAY 25/2017-0526 news u of s- Administrative and Supervisory Personnel Association (ASPA) union president Peter Krebs stands for a photography in his office on the University of Saskatchewan campus in Saskatoon, SK on Thursday, May 25, 2017. (Saskatoon StarPhoenix/Liam Richards)
Liam Richards / Saskatoon StarPhoenix
The head of a union representing about 1,100 administrative staff at the University of Saskatchewan expects the cash-strapped institution to accept most, if not all, of the 78 applications for voluntary buyout packages it received after announcing plans to reduce its compensation costs this year.

Administrative and Supervisory Personnel Association (ASPA) president Peter Krebs said while the U of S has not outlined its cost-cutting targets in response to the Saskatchewan Party government’s 2017-18 austerity budget, he hopes the higher than expected number of applications will prevent any staff from getting pink slips.  Read More…

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