It was confirmed this week that graduate student workers at PSAC Local 40004 have ratified a four-year collective agreement with the University of Saskatchewan.
Approved within this collective agreement are the best wage increases for graduate student workers in the country at 1%, 3%, 3%, and 3% over the four year period. Improvements to language on harassment and discrimination were achieved as well as much needed changes to the language around hours of work.
Provisions were added to cover maternity and parental leave, critically ill family leave and interpersonal and sexual violence leave. These changes bring the collective agreement in line with the Saskatchewan Employment Act.
The new collective agreement improves language around training provisions as well as disciplinary procedures.
A Memorandum of Agreement on Employment Diversity and Inclusion was signed which allows the union to consult and collaborate in ways which demonstrate a mutual commitment to EDI.
Members who want more information or have any questions about the collective agreement should get in touch with the PSAC Saskatoon regional office.