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(D) Pay Equity

WHEREAS the University of Ottawa established and posted a Pay Equity plan for all members of the University community in 1989, pursuant to the requirements of the Pay Equity Act R.S.O. 1990, c.P.7 using the Hay Group Job Evaluation Method; and has continued activity subsequent to this, intended to maintain Pay Equity according to the requirements of the Act;

AND WHEREAS the Institute was certified by the OLRB on January 25, 2008;

AND WHEREAS the Institute has, since certification, had representatives on the Joint Job Evaluation Committee who have been formally trained and re-trained and who have participated actively in jointly evaluating all positions covered by the collective agreement since March 1st, 2010 using the Hay Group Job Evaluation Method;

NOW THEREFORE the Parties have agreed as follows:

The Parties agree to establish a working group to discuss the requisite steps to develop a pay equity plan for the bargaining unit;

The working group will be comprised of an equal number of local representatives and no more than three (3) from each of the University and the Institute. Union representatives shall be given time off without loss of salary or benefits to prepare for and attend meetings;

Each Party may be accompanied by their own external specialists;

In witness whereof, the parties have signed on February 22, 2018.