New deal for Selkirk College support staff

Selkirk College has reached a tentative two-year contract with its unionized support staff. The agreement, which covers 227 members of the Pulp, Paper, and Woodworkers of Canada, will be voted on in the next few weeks.

Selkirk College has reached a tentative two-year contract with its unionized support staff. The agreement, which covers 227 members of the Pulp, Paper, and Woodworkers of Canada, will be voted on in the next few weeks.

“I appreciate very much the work of the bargaining committees to bring this tentative agreement forward,” Selkirk College president Angus Graeme said in a statement.

“The work of our support staff is critical to our success as a college, and this agreement will provide the context for a continued positive working relationship.”

The agreement contains no wage increases, per a provincial government mandate “to control spending on wages during this round of bargaining,” according to a release from the Ministry of Finance.

Selkirk support staff include maintenance workers, teaching assistants, admissions clerks, switchboard operators, website managers, and groundskeepers.

Their last contract expired December 31.