January 2020 – The University of Winnipeg is pleased to announce that the Public Utilities Alliance of Canada and the University have reached an agreement on a second collective agreement with the Academic Capacity Unit. Members of this bargaining unit, composed of qualified employees of Teaching Assistants, Markers, Lab Manifestants and Tutors, ratified the agreement on November 29, 2019. The contract provides for general salary increases of 3.5% over 5 years, which is representative of the economic climate in which the university operates and is in line with the university`s strategic direction in terms of financial resilience and sustainability. In addition, there have been changes to various governance articles in the collective agreement. This bargaining unit is composed of collaborators classified as research assistants, senior research assistants, research associates and senior research associates. The agreement, ratified on February 11, 2019 by members of the bargaining unit, extends until March 31, 2023 and provides for moderate increases for workers who have not received a wage increase for several years. The details will be set out in the collective agreement to be published shortly. The mission of the Canadian Overseas Telecommunications Union/Syndicat Canadien des Télécommunications Transmarines is to improve the well-being of all its members in the affairs resulting from their employment with TATA Communications in Canada. The obligation of the COTU/SCTT is to establish and maintain collective bargaining for the benefit of its employees. AESES (Association of Employees Supporting Education Services) strives to promote and maintain an environment of respect, cooperation and fairness, while representing the interests of the association`s members. Our objectives are to promote and maintain relations between workers and employers; the social, economic and general well-being of our members; and goodwill and effective communication between workers and employers. The association is committed, through elected officials, committee members and office staff, to decent wages, working conditions, working time, job security and various benefits for all members. We are committed to informing members about collective bargaining issues and contributing to the quality of university life.

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