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TRU labour dispute ends as university governors ratify agreement with faculty

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February 15, 2016 - 11:48 AM

KAMLOOPS - The labour dispute between Thompson Rivers University and its faculty has come to an end with the ratification of a deal by the university today.

The Board of Governors voted in favour of the mediated agreement this morning, Feb. 15. The 650 instructors, librarians, counsellors, educational coordinators and learning specialists on campuses in Kamloops and Williams Lake ratified the contract last week.

“Both bargaining committees worked exceptionally long and hard during this process and I thank them for their diligence in working towards an outcome that benefits our students and which will be a foundation for progress at TRU,” university president and vice-chancellor Alan Shaver says in a media release.

The five-year agreement will provide a 5.5 per cent general wage increase over the term, which administration says, keeps within the fixed amount of the provincial economic stability mandate.

The faculty vote was 91 per cent in favour of the agreement and association president Tom Friedman said it was the "best deal we could get."

The agreement expires March 31, 2019.

To read more about the labour dispute, click here. 

To contact a reporter for this story, email Glynn Brothen at or call 250-319-7494. To contact the editor, email or call 250-718-2724.

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