The board of governors of Carleton University and the union representing academic staff have ratified a new collective agreement.
The agreement reached July 27 covers a period of three years, starting May 1, 2014, when the previous contract with the Carleton University Academic Staff Association first expired.
Academic staff will be granted pay increases and reduced teaching workloads over the three-year agreement and will see the implementation of wording that will allow for the improvement of processes designed to address workplace concerns.
The agreement, which applies to approximately 850 faculty, professional librarians and instructors, includes a 2.1% salary increase for the 2014–2015 year, a 1.7% salary increase for 2015–2016, a 1.6% salary increase for 2016–2017, lump sum increases to summer school stipends and professional expense reimbursements, and increases sabbatical pay for both full-year and half-year leaves.
CUASA president Chantal Dion said an overwhelming majority of academic staff voted in favour of the new agreement. She said this round of bargaining “wasn’t all about the money, but also about finding ways to improve terms and conditions of employment.”