CUPE 2051, the union representing office, technical and professional employees with Université TÉLUQ has finalized negotiations on a fair wage structure and modernized the article dealing with job evaluations.

“After years of work, we’re pleased for the more than 300 members affected by this agreement. This means employees will have more money in their pocket. It’s the last university in the Université du Québec network to bring in a structure such as this,” explained Mélodie-Anne Bolduc-Nadeau, president of CUPE 2051.

The new wage structure is retroactive to May 1, 2017. The first year, it will account for slightly less than 1.5% of the wage bill and top out at 3.77%.

This reflects the fact that the minimum and maximum wage rates are relatively higher than other UQ institutions for most wage classes.

“Our members start at a higher step and reach the maximum faster. We also added articles that take into account experience and diplomas to start new hires at a higher step and to benefit employees during promotions,” added François-Matthieu Drouin, union representative at the Job Evaluation Department.