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.