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NOSM Faculty, Board Ratify Four Year Collective Agreement

Posted on December 7, 2011

The Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) and the NOSM faculty Union (Unit 1 of OPSEU Local 677) are pleased to announce the ratification of their third collective agreement, covering full time faculty, professional librarians, and professional staff at the School.

The faculty Union’s Members voted in favour of the new collective agreement on November 28, and the agreement was ratified by NOSM’s Board of Directors on December 2.

The agreement covers four years and is in effect from July 1, 2011 to June 30, 2015, and provides for annual wage increases of 1.5 percent in the first two years, followed by 2 percent annual wage increases in the final two years.  The agreement also includes enhancements to various components of the benefit package over the four-year agreement as well as a number of other improvements.

Formal negotiations began in March 2011, led by chief negotiators Dr. Hermann Falter (NOSM) and Dr. Geoffrey Hudson, (faculty Union).  NOSM and its Board of Directors look forward to the continuation of a strong partnership with OPSEU Unit 1, and are appreciative of their Members’ contributions to the School’s vision of Innovative Education and Research for a Healthier North. The faculty Union is committed to its ongoing professional and productive relationship with the Board of Directors.