Last week, Western’s Board of Governors ratified a four-year agreement with the University of Western Ontario Staff Association (UWOSA). UWOSA represents almost 1,000 employees who are engaged in administrative and research support roles at the university.
As part of the agreement, UWOSA members will receive 1.5 per cent pay increase in year one and then 1.25 per cent, 1 per cent and 1 per cent over the remaining three years.
The association’s previous contract expired June 30, and the two sides held eight days of negotiations discussions. Western and UWOSA reached an agreement in August; 95 per cent of UWOSA members ratified the agreement soon afterward.