News Archives: Another Collective Agreement Ratified at GPRC
Friday, June 24th, 2011
A two-year collective agreement between GPRC and its Employees' Association was ratified Thursday June 23 at a special meeting of the GPRC Board of Governors. The agreement, which is effective until 2013, includes a 2% salary increase, consistent with other agreements throughout the system.
The Board expressed appreciation for the hard work by the members of the bargaining teams toward achieving this settlement. " I congratulate everyone involved for this very collaborative, interest-based process," said Vince Vavrek, Board Chair.
Shawnna McClelland, President of the Employees' Association, expressed appreciation for the positive relationship between the Board of Governors and her Association. "I truly believe that a strong communicative relationship makes this process much less painful!"
"GPRC is proud of its relationship with our bargaining units," says Don Gnatiuk, President and CEO. "I am exceptionally pleased that we have reached this agreement with our EA members. Thank you to everyone involved for your dedication and commitment to the best possible result for those affected."
Board Chair Vince Vavrek agrees, adding "It is especially gratifying that our negotiators have found a way to reach this agreement in the face of reduced funding for the College in the coming couple of years. This has been a very good day for GPRC, and the Board of Governors congratulates everyone involved. Congratulations to the teams."