Faculty will see 12.25% pay jump.
A new four-year collective agreement has been ratified by faculty at the University of Western Ontario.
Faculty association president Kim Clark said 92 per cent voted in favour of the agreement, which will expire June 30, 2010.
“The agreement includes significant improvements over the expired agreement in a number of areas. It should help the university both to recruit and retain its excellent faculty,” Clark said.
Key changes to the contract include a 12.25 per cent scale salary increase for all full-time members, a phased retirement option for full-time members with at least 10 years of service, and an additional 4 per cent supplement to the per-course rate for contract academic staff in lieu of benefits.
Western’s board of governors approved the new agreement Jan. 25.