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Usw 1998 Collective Agreement

November presented on all three sites. The ratification vote took place on 13 November. The collective agreement provides for a wage increase of 2.5% this year, followed by increases of 2% each over the next two years. This year`s wage increase implies a wage adjustment of 0.7%, with retroactive effect to 1 July, in compensation for an increase in employees` pension contributions. “In 1998, I commend the members of USW Local for their solidarity in directly addressing these challenges and making real progress in their standard of living and working.” The agreement provides for total wage increases of 6.5%, with several improvements in contract language affecting key issues such as job security and improved provisions on redundancy payments and early retirement. The three-year collective agreement, which ended on the 30th It is 4,300 administrative and technical employees at the university. Members of USW Local 1998 voted Monday to approve the contract. Earlier this year, the University and USW signed a new collective agreement in 1998 (appointed). Before a preliminary agreement was reached with the university last week, union members reportedly voted 94 percent in favor of a strike mandate, she noted. Carpenters and Allied Workers, Local 27 (United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America) represents carpenters in U of T.