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Date: January 14, 2004

Tentative Agreement Reached in UVic Labour Dispute

The University of Victoria and CUPE local 4163, the union representing teaching assistants and second language instructors at the university, have reached a tentative agreement on a new contract. The agreement was reached with the assistance of mediator Grant McArthur. Both parties are recommending to their principals that the agreement be ratified. Details of the agreement will not be available until after a local 4163 membership meeting on Jan. 20. A ratification vote for union members will be held later that week, with consideration by UVicís board of governors to follow.
Media contacts:
Melissa Moroz, Communications Director CUPE 4163 at (250) 213-9637
Bruce Kilpatrick, Director UVic Communications at (250) 721-7638

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