University College of the North ratifies new agreement
Feb 20, 2019
Members of the University College of the North - Local 69 in the Pas and Local 70 in Thompson ratified a new four-year agreement yesterday.
It was a tough round of bargaining, especially due to the government’s Bill 28 wage freeze legislation. In fall 2019, the MGEU and other unions will be challenging Bill 28 in court and the voting ballot included a caveat which addressed the restrictions imposed by the Bill, limiting the parties’ ability to negotiate freely.
Highlights of the agreement include improvements to family-related leave, sick leave and bereavement leave, as well as averting some major concessions involving reducing wages and significant changes in hours of work.
Members are encouraged to make sure the union has their most current contact information in order to receive a copy of their collective agreement.