UBC-O approves agreement

An agreement has been ratified between the provincial government and non-faculty staff and teaching assistants

An agreement has been ratified between the provincial government and  non-faculty staff and teaching  assistants at the University of B.C. Okanagan.

The two-year agreement covers about 600 BCGEU members and  includes two per cent general wage increases on July 1, 2012 and July  1, 2013.

“This agreement shows that the co-operative gains mandate is working,” said John Yap, advanced education minister.

The government’s co-operative gains mandate provides  public sector employers with the ability to negotiate wage increases funded from savings within existing budgets.