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UNIVERSITY of Manitoba professors have settled on a new collective agreement with a 4.4 per cent wage increase over three years.
The U of M Faculty Association, which includes librarians, lecturers and instructors, ratified the contract with 85 per cent voting in favour. The association has from 1,100 to 1,200 members.
University faculty members will get a $500 lump sum payment the first year, a one per cent salary increase in the second year and a 2.9 per cent increase the third year.
As well, faculty receive a pension contribution upgrade. Faculty pension contributions will rise by two per cent, up to nine per cent of pay, to be matched by the university.
UMFA president Prof. Cameron Morrill said the small salary increase is a sign of the times.
In summer, instructors and other staff at Red River and Assiniboine community colleges settled for a wage freeze the first two years and a 2.9 per cent increase the third year plus an additional one per cent for instructors.
The UMFA contract was ratified Friday.
It is retroactive to April 1, 2010.