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U of M, Unifor Reach New Collective Agreement

March 26, 2014 4:36 PM | News

By Sarah Klein

University of Manitoba

University of Manitoba (WIKIPEDIA)

The University of Manitoba has reached a new collective agreement with Unifor, which represents 500 workers on campus.

The new three-year deal was ratified on Tuesday and includes a one percent pay increase, while certain occupations also receive a substantial adjustment to make the compensation more competitive. In the second and third years of the contract, all members of the union will receive at least a 1.5 per cent increase, while the trades receive two per cent in order to remain competitive.

Unifor (formerly CAW) represents all of the U of M’s food service workers, power engineers, caretaking, trades and general services staff.

The new agreement takes effect March 29 and lasts through March 22, 2017.