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Six-year deals for NSTU members at Nova Scotia Community College

Nova Scotia Teachers Union building. File/ Global News

Professors and support staff at the Nova Scotia Community College have agreed to new six-year collective agreements.

The Nova Scotia Teachers Union, which represents the two bargaining units, says a vote on management’s final offer was held Tuesday.

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Faculty members voted 55 per cent in favour of the offer, while 64 per cent of voters with the professional support bargaining unit were in favour.

The union says the agreements, which run from Sept. 1, 2014 to Aug. 31, 2020, were ratified following the vote and include a seven-per-cent wage increase over the six-year terms.

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Under legislation, the employer is required to freeze the years of service used to calculate an employee’s retirement service award as of March 31, 2015.

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However, the union says under both agreements employees can either choose to collect their service award based on their salary at retirement, or collect it immediately based on their salary as of March 31, 2018

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