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The University of Toronto and the United Steelworkers (USW) have come to a new agreement, which has been welcomed by workers. In this article, we will explore what this new agreement entails and what it means for the university and the USW.

The USW represents 2,600 workers at the University of Toronto, including maintenance staff, clerical workers, and tradespeople. The new tentative agreement was reached after four months of negotiations, and it covers a three-year period.

According to the university, the new agreement is “consistent with the priorities of both parties, including maintaining a stable and supportive work environment.” The deal includes a wage increase of 1.75% in each of the first two years and a 1.8% increase in the third year. It also includes improvements to job security and benefits for workers.

The USW has praised the agreement, stating that it provides “important gains for workers, while contributing to the well-being of the university as a whole.” The union also noted that the agreement includes improvements in health care coverage, retirement benefits, and job security provisions.

Under the new agreement, the University of Toronto will also work with the USW to create a committee to review job classifications, addressing concerns raised by the union around job security and fair pay for workers. The university has committed to “working together with the USW to ensure that these issues are addressed quickly and effectively.”

In conclusion, the new USW agreement at the University of Toronto is a positive development for both the workers and the university. The agreement addresses concerns around job security, fair pay, and benefits, and it provides a stable and supportive work environment for all parties involved. As negotiations continue across other campuses, it will be interesting to see if similar agreements can be reached between universities and their respective unions.

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