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Members of local 77000, Carleton University Post-docs win big improvements

Members celebrate their new collective agreement with Carleton University which includes:

-Significant improvements on health, vision and dental benefits

-More coverage for health premium (70%)

-Professional Development Fund (largest in this sector)

-Free gym membership

-Tuition waiver (1 semester course per academic year)

Post-secondary education will suffer under the Ford Government’s cuts

On January 17, 2019, the Ontario Minister of Training Colleges and Universities Merrilee Fullerton, announced a 10 per cent reduction in tuition fees for domestic students at colleges and universities for 2019-20 and a tuition freeze for 2020-21.

Member Profile January 2019: Joanne Robinson

I cannot remember when I first became active in the union, but I can say that within the last four years I have become more visible and accountable to my local and committees that I participate on.

PSAC members working at Amethyst Women’s Addiction Centre celebrate winning?100% compassionate leave top up and 93% parental leave top up for 12 months(there were no previous top ups).

Members have achieved other big wins through bargaining such as increases to babysitting reimbursements, meal allowances, mileage allowance, and eyeglass allowance that can now be used for laser eye surgery. Changes to sick leave provisions to remove the requirement for medical notes, extensions to file grievances, and an expanded definition of family for bereavement leave were also achieved.

PSAC NCR would like to take this opportunity to thank our regional committees for their efforts in organizing a successful Human Rights Day Award Ceremony. The PSAC is very proud of our recipients who have demonstrated leadership and commitment in the area of human rights. We would like to thank the following recipients for their efforts and continued dedication to the advancement of equality, fairness and justice for the lives all Canadians.

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