Monday, April 8, 2013

NWCC membership ratifies labour contract with PSEA

The Province of British Columbia announced on Friday that it had four more agreements wrapped up with Post Secondary Institutions in the province, the latest grouping includes an agreement reached with BCGEU Local 712 of Northwest Community College.

The agreement includes provisions for modest wage increases, which are being funded from savings found within existing budgets at Northwest Community College.

The Board of the Post-Secondary Employer's Association signed off on the agreements, which were the product of extensive labour negotiations in the last year.

The agreement fits in under the guidelines of the province's controversial Cooperative Gains Mandate.

The Northwest Community College local of the BCGEU submitted the contract for ratification in February, with its membership voting in favour of the contact by 88 percent.

The contact will expire in June of 2014.

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