TUFA Settlement Ratified by Faculty Association Membership and Trent University’s Board of Governors
The Trent University Faculty Association (TUFA) and Trent University have jointly announced that the University’s Board of Governors ratified a new Collective Agreement with TUFA on the evening of Tuesday, June 24, 2014. The agreement was previously ratified by TUFA on Monday, June 23, 2014 when a majority of faculty voted in favour of the agreement.
TUFA represents 287 full-time faculty and professional librarians at Trent University.
"Both bargaining teams should be proud of the work that has been done to negotiate a collective agreement in what are undeniably tough financial times across the Province," said Jocelyn Williams, president, TUFA.
“On behalf of the senior administration at Trent, I am very pleased that the Collective Agreement has been approved by both TUFA and our Board of Governors,” said Dr. Gary Boire, provost and vice-president, academic and acting president, Trent University. “This institution has a long history of faculty engagement at the highest level, and I look forward to the world-class research and teaching that will continue to take place within our collaborative learning environment.”
Highlights of the Agreement include:
- A three-year term commencing July 1, 2013, to June 30, 2016.
- Changes to benefits including enhancements in some provisions such as professional development and computing resources, offset by cost containment strategies in other benefits.
- Pension amendments which include modification to employee contributions and structural changes to the plan to improve plan sustainability.
- Compensation continuing to be based on a formula driven by the average increases of provincial comparators.
The Board was satisfied that the terms of settlement were consistent with provincial broader public sector directives.
Trent University and TUFA are pleased to have reached a negotiated settlement that will allow the University to continue to deliver on its mission.
For more information, please contact:
Meghan Moloney, media relations and strategic communications officer, Trent University, at 705-748-1011 ext. 6182 or firstname.lastname@example.org