The agreement between the Board of Governors of the Post-Secondary Institution and Local Cupe 4879 was ratified as part of the provincial government`s negotiating mandate for sustainable services. The agreement applies to TRU employees who work as system analysts, accountants, cashiers, booksellers, registration and licensing salesmen, maintenance and service personnel, library technicians, auxiliary staff and open assistance staff. The three-year contract runs from April 1, 2019 to March 31, 2022 and provides for a 6% pay increase – 2% per year – over the term of the contract. The agreement also provides for the creation of a new position to assist tru employees and support mental health and well-being, as well as additional funding for wellness, innovation and training programs and resources to support service improvements. Approximately 1,000 employees of the Canadian Union of Public Employees at Thompson Rivers University have ratified a new treaty that includes the creation of a new mental health unit.