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HALIFAX, NS. - Workers who teach English as a second language at Saint Mary’s University have accepted a new contract that makes major strides for the teachers, members of Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) 4406.

Workers at the TESL Centre have negotiated retirement benefits for the first time, through a group RRSP with a university carrier. The employer will match employee contributions.

The new collective agreement has a number of other improvements, including increased sick leave and bereavement leave, and an eight per cent wage increase over three years.

The members were very pleased with the changes we negotiated to the collective agreement. These are improvements that will make a difference in members’ work and family lives,” says CUPE 4406 President Caroline Higgins.

For more information, contact:

Peter Baxter
CUPE National Representative
(902) 455-4180