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Date: January 23, 2004

Agreement with TAs and Second Language Instructors Ratified

The University of Victoria’s Board of Governors today ratified a new three-year collective agreement with teaching assistants and second language instructors at the university. UVic and CUPE local 4163, which represents the two employee groups, reached a tentative agreement January 13. CUPE 4163 members voted 78 per cent in favour of the contract this week.

The new agreement provides a 23 per cent increase in financial support for graduate student teaching assistants over three years in the form of a fellowship and an eight per cent market adjustment to the wages and benefits of second language instructors.

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