On the final scheduled day of mediation prior to a looming strike deadline, the University of Ontario Institute of Technology Faculty Association and their employer reached a tentative agreement.
The agreement includes provision for across-the-board salary increases in each year of the new contract, gains in benefits, significant improvement in progress through the ranks, and improved provision for leaves. The parties also agreed to work together on joint undertakings concerning employment equity in hiring, intellectual property rights and the evaluation of teaching.
“This agreement signals a productive new phase in our rapidly evolving relationship with the UOIT administration and imbues our members with a collective sense of purpose and pride in our accomplishments at the table,” said faculty association president Gary Genosko.
The new three-year deal was ratified with a vote of 96 per cent in favour.