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NOSM Faculty, Board Ratify Four Year Collective Agreement

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.


Mr. Dominic Giroux, Chair of the Board of Directors
Northern Ontario School of Medicine
Tel. 705-675-1151 Ext. 3410

Dr. Brian Stevenson, Vice-Chair of the Board of Directors
Northern Ontario School of Medicine
Tel. 807-343-8200

Ms. Kim Daynard, Director of Communications
Northern Ontario School of Medicine
Tel. 705-662-7171  Cell 705-507-4407

Dr. Brian Ross, President
Unit 1, OPSEU Local 677
Tel. 807-766-7395, email: bross@nosm.ca 

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The Northern Ontario School of Medicine is committed to the education of high quality physicians and health professionals, and to international recognition as a leader in distributed, learning-centered, community-engaged education and research. 

Kimberley Larkin
Communications Officer
Phone: 705-662-7243
Email: klarkin@nosm.ca 


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