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University and PSAC reach tentative agreement for Graduate Teaching Assistants

Sent on behalf of Pamela Cant, Chief HR & Equity Officer

I am pleased to advise that Wilfrid Laurier University and the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) have reached a tentative deal for the first collective agreement for Graduate Teaching Assistants (GTAs).  PSAC represents approximately 338 graduate teaching assistants in Waterloo, Kitchener and Brantford.

The agreement was reached on March 23, 2022 following 25 meetings between the parties, and most recently with the assistance of a ministry appointed conciliator. 

The tentative deal will be reviewed for ratification by the university’s Board of Governors and PSAC members. Both parties have agreed to recommend ratification of the tentative agreement. The details of the tentative agreement are confidential until both parties ratify. 


The university is grateful to both bargaining teams for the hard work and goodwill they invested within a challenging financial and legislative landscape to reach an agreement they are each pleased to recommend.

Pamela Cant, MHRM (she/her)
Chief Human Resources & Equity Officer

Human Resources Department