The members of OPSEU Local 677 Unit 1 representing professors, librarians and professional staff at the Northern Ontario School of Medicine have voted to accept a new, three-year collective agreement.
The contract is retroactive to July 1, 2015. It contains no concessions and has a number of upgrades to contract language. The base salary scale will increase each year, with a one per cent salary and $1,150 increase in 2015-16; 1.5 per cent increase in 2016-17, and 1.75 per cent increase in 2017-18. Salary ceilings will also increase. The deal also includes improvements to benefits, with annual basic dental care increased from $2,000 to $3,000 per person.
The Northern Ontario School of Medicine was created through a partnership between Laurentian University in Sudbury and Lakehead University in Thunder Bay. The school has campuses in both cities.