SACKVILLE, N.B. — Mount Allison University and CUPE Local 3433 have ratified a new four-year collective agreement.
CUPE Local 3433 represents approximately 125 employees who work in secretarial, clerical and technical positions at the university.
The parties used an interest-based approach to the negotiations and arrived at an agreement after four-and-a-half days of bargaining.
“This is an excellent example of how parties can work together to achieve common goals,” says Ron Sutherland, director of human resources. “We are pleased that we were able to come to an agreement that supports our commitment to quality and sustainability while offering fair compensation to our employees.”
The agreement covers the period from July 1, 2013 to June 30, 2017.
A tentative agreement was reached on Dec. 2 and both parties ratified the new agreement on Dec. 9.