BURLINGTON — Service and maintenance workers at the University of Vermont have ratified a contract with the school, UVM announced Friday.
The contract gives workers an overall pay increase of 8 percent over three years, including a 2.25 percent raise retroactive to July 1. Non-represented staff and faculty also will receive a retroactive upward adjustment of 0.25 percent for the school’s fiscal year 2015. This does not include faculty in the College of Medicine, who are compensated by a separate funding formula.
Wanda Heading-Grant, UVM Vice-President for Human Resources, Diversity and Multicultural Affairs, said the new contract is fair and mutually satisfactory.
“As I have said before, our service and maintenance workers are essential to the successful operation of the university,” Heading-Grant said. “Completing the bargaining process represents yet another positive step in our relationship.”
In August, the school agreed to a two-year contract with the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, which represents police officers, service officers and dispatchers on campus. The Teamsters FY15 increase also will be adjusted to 2.25 percent, retroactive to July 1, 2014, according to a university press release.
Bargaining continues through formal mediation with United Academics regarding a contract for those full-time faculty represented by the union.
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