Western, teaching assistants reach tentative agreement

April 26, 2018

Western University and Public Service Alliance of Canada Local 610 reached a tentative agreement late last week. The London Free Press reports that the teaching assistants, who are represented by the union, have been without a contract since August 2017. The assistants were in a legal striking position as of April 13th, but backed away from threatening strike action while students were in exams. Wages were reportedly among the top issues for the union, and London Free Press reports that regional census information places teaching assistants among the lowest paid workers in the region. The agreement will be put to a vote later this week. CBC | London Free Press