Board of Governors ratifies two employee agreements

Western’s Board of Governors ratified agreements with the Public Service Alliance of Canada, Local 611 (postdoctoral associates) and the Canadian Union of Public Employees, Local 2361 (Facilities Management and Thompson Arena staff).

PSAC Local 611, representing 27 postdoctoral associates, ratified its three-year agreement on Nov. 18 after two days of negotiations. As part of their agreement, members will receive salary increases of 1.25 per cent in year one and 1 per cent in years two and three. This agreement will end September 2016.

CUPE Local 2361, representing approximately 344 employees engaged in the maintenance and service of buildings and grounds at Western, ratified its four-year agreement on Nov. 13 after four days of negotiations. As part of their agreement, members will receive salary increases of 1.50 per cent in year one, 1.25 per cent in year two, and 1 per cent in years three and four. This agreement will end in June 2017.