UOIT, faculty association ratify new collective agreement

March 28, 2016

UOIT and its faculty association have ratified a new collective agreement after several months of negotiations. The tentative deal was officially reached on March 17, only four days before the strike date announced by the faculty association. When asked about the length of the negotiations, Faculty Association President Gary Genosko said that the primary source of disagreement was a proposed freezing of wages and benefits over the next three years, in addition to the university being allegedly out of line with other universities with respect to these factors. UOIT Associate Provost Robert Bailey applauded the new deal, saying, “our university is a scholarly community whose academic mission is focused on building strength and capacity through research, innovation, and partnerships. We are pleased that we were able to come to this agreement with our colleagues in the UOIT Faculty Association.” Oshawa Express | UOIT