University of Lethbridge support workers reach agreement

Support workers at the University of Lethbridge have ratified a new contract.  The new deal will bring wage increases of 1.25 per cent on April 1st and 1.5 per cent on December 1st of next year. Officials say there will also be another half a per cent increase in December of 2023 if certain economic measures in the province are met.
Darren Graham, vice-president of the Alberta Union of Provincial Employees says this was a tough round of negotiations comparing it to bargaining with a “set of handcuffs on.”
This new contract will expire on June 30th of 2024. Officials say the new agreement is in line with other contracts that have been signed in the post-secondary sector.

Jeannette Rocher

Born in Puerto Rico, raised in Minnesota and Manitoba, Jeannette has had the opportunity to live in a variety of places including New York, Arizona, and Nevada. After completing college and a paid internship with CBC Winnipeg, Jeannette embarked on her journalism career by moving overseas to take a job on the island of Saipan in the Northern Mariana Islands. While overseas she covered stories in Fiji, Guam and Japan including the 2011 tsunami that hit Japan and its surrounding islands. She covered a mass shooting, an Earth quake, murder cases and other substantial court cases. In 2013 she moved to Alberta where she covered the devastating floods of High River and Medicine Hat for CTV News. She then went on to produce and host Go! Southern Alberta for Shaw TV. She now calls Miracle Channel home. In addition to reporting in the field, you can catch her anchoring daily weather reports, as well as longer interview segments on BCN, and the week-in-review show on BCN Weekends. 

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