UPEI officially signs pension agreement with unions

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

The University of Prince Edward Island recently held a signing ceremony for the pension agreement between the UPEI Board of Governors and UPEI's four unions: UPEI Faculty Association (bargaining units 1 and 2), IBEW 1928, CUPE 1870, and CUPE 501. The agreement was ratified by the unions and approved by the Board of Governors in November 2016.

“This signing is momentous as it officially marks UPEI’s transition to a jointly sponsored pension plan, which will ensure sustainability for UPEI employees,” said Jackie Podger, Vice-President Administration and Finance.

Taking part in the signing were (from left to right) Tracy Carmichael, President CUPE 1870; Donald Large, IBEW 1928; Pat Sinnott, Chair, Board of Governors; Dr. Alaa Abd-El-Aziz, President and Vice-Chancellor; Dr. Nola Etkin, President, UPEI Faculty Association; and Wayne Squarebriggs, President CUPE 501. Also on hand to witness the historic occasion were (from left to right) Dr. Wayne Peters, UPEI Faculty Association; Blair Somers, IBEW 1928; and Jackie Podger.

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