UNBC workers ratify new contract

October 29, 2018

Members of Unite Here Local 40 at the University of Northern British Columbia have ratified a new contract with the university's food provider. The union states that the new contract will see workers from UNBC's Agora dining hall and Tim Hortons receive raises of at least $2 per hour and bonus pay, with entry-level wages increasing substantially. The agreement will also see the establishment of a new pension benefit for workers, improvement to medical benefits, and the framing of of strong anti-harassment and anti-discrimination standards. "We are very pleased that these issues could be resolved before it came to a strike," said cook Jeannie Gilbert. "We feel this agreement addresses our concerns and allows us to continue providing service to the students who rely on us.

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