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 January 7, 2000 Volume 7, Number 8


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Pension-split lawsuit goes to court Jan. 17


The U of S pensioners’ lawsuit against the University over its plan to split and revise the Academic Pension Plan will go to trial in Saskatchewan Court of Queen’s Bench Jan. 17.

Tony Whitworth

Tony Whitworth, U of S Vice-President for Finance and Resources, says that in the lead-up to the trial date the various parties to the lawsuit are undergoing examination for discovery – in which they are questioned by the lawyers involved and set out their statements of the facts of the case.

On Sept. 28 Justice Ross Wimmer issued an injunction preventing the University from making any changes to the Academic Pension Plan until a suit by pensioners challenging a planned split of the Plan was heard.

The pensioners had filed the lawsuit just days after the Board of Governors voted Sept. 23 to give final approval to splitting the current Academic Pension Plan into one for active members and one for retirees – with the active members having the further option of choosing to stay in a "defined-benefit" plan or opt into a "money-purchase" plan.

The pensioners’ leader, retired Assoc. Dean for Research in the College of Agriculture, Doug Knott, says his group had "no other option" than the lawsuit because the University wouldn’t negotiate the issue.

There are suggestions the split of assets for the new plans would provide an inadequate amount for pensioners who retired from the existing defined-benefit plan – but the University says the amounts, based on recommendations of expert Dr. Eileen Gillese, are considered sufficient.

Since the launching of the suit, the U of S Faculty Association, the Administrative and Supervisory Personnel Association (ASPA), and the Post-1993 retirees group have been granted status as co-defendants, along with the University.



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