Ryerson University has approved a new agreement that will increase salaries and benefits for sessional and part-time instructors.
Members of Canadian Union of Public Employees Local 3904 Unit 1, which represents Ryerson’s instructors, voted in favour of the agreement on Jan. 14.
The settlement approved salary increases of 1.25 per cent for the 2014-15 school year, 1.5 per cent for 2015-16, and 1.75 per cent for 2016-17. The base minimum salary also increased 3 per cent from $59,832 to $61,627
The agreement includes an increase in class size by an average of 10 per cent for instructors with one to three sections. Instructors will be compensated $80 for each student above the class size limit.
Added benefits include more allowable yearly spending on hearing aids, prescription glasses, contact lenses and psychological treatment.
The new contract retroactively spans three years from August 2014 until 2017. It was made official by the Ryerson Board of Governors last week.