Update regarding job losses at Brock

As identified in the May 5 update regarding job losses at Brock, officials from OSSTF and the University met on a number of occasions to discuss opportunities to address bargaining unit staffing reductions through attrition and redeployment where possible, as well as other creative solutions that may limit the potential effects of bumping.The University and OSSTF have reached an agreement that is intended to further limit the impact of bumping. Both parties will discuss the agreement with affected bargaining unit members and supervisors over the next two weeks, and then provide a further update to the Brock Outlook website in mid-June.

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Annan calls for comprehensive aid to postcivil war Central African Republic

“The socio-economic and financial situation of the Central African Republic remains difficult,” he says in his latest report to the Security Council on the country. He recommends that existing cooperation frameworks and the consolidated appeals process be strengthened “to provide grater support to the country’s economic recover efforts and to prevent any deterioration in the socio-economic situation.”Since development is inextricably linked to security, an improvement in the interior and in the border areas is needed for stability in the Central African Republic, he says.Development assistance will come from the Committee of Foreign Partners, Mr. Annan says, comprising China, France, Germany, Russian Federation, the United States, the Economic and Monetary Community of Central Africa (CEMAC), the Multinational Force of the Central African Economic and Monetary Community (FOMUC), the International Organization of la Francophonie, the UN Peacebuilding Support Office in CAR (BONUCA), the European Union (EU), the UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator and the World Bank.The UN Resident Coordinator should coordinate the aid mechanisms, bearing in mind the newly elected Government’s priorities, which include immediate streamlining of finances, rehabilitation of the basic infrastructure destroyed during the mutinies and politico-military crises which were the source of instability past, and the modernization of several sectors, he says. read more

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Grain futures livestock prices mixed

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Grain futures, livestock prices mixed by The Associated Press Posted Jun 12, 2013 11:41 am MDT CHICAGO – Grains futures were mixed Wednesday on the Chicago Board of Trade.Wheat for July delivery fell 13.75 cents to $6.83 a bushel; July corn fell 8.75 cents to $6.5075 a bushel; July oats were flat at $4.0325 a bushel; while July soybeans added 0.25 cent to $15.4075 a bushel.Beef and pork prices were also mixed on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange.August live cattle fell 0.18 cent to $1.1952 a pound; August feeder cattle rose 1.25 cent to $1.4592 a pound; July lean hogs added 0.02 cent to 99.17 cents a pound.

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