UST admin, support staff ink salary hike, benefits deal

The University of Santo Tomas administration inks a five-year collective bargaining agreement with the University’s employees’ union Samahang Manggagawa-UST on Saturday, June 15. Photo from UST website.

(This is a developing story.)

MEMBERS OF the Thomasian support staff are expected to receive a higher pay and additional benefits following the signing of a five-year collective bargaining agreement (CBA) between the UST administration and their union.

The deal, covering years 2021 to 2026, was forged with the Samahang Manggagawa-UST (SM-UST), the authorized bargaining agent of the University’s non-academic staff.

UST acting rector Fr. Isaias Tiongco, O.P. led the signing of the new agreement with SM-UST president Dan Paul Patricio last Saturday, June 15, according to the University’s official website.

Under the CBA, salaries will be increased across the board for the first three years with additional allowances and material benefits. The University will also give incentives and other bonuses to employees who passed licensure exams.

The UST website did not provide other details of the agreement.

The University’s management panel was composed of UST Human Resource Department Director Maureen Gelle-Jimenez, UST Graduate School of Law Dean Jacqueline Lopez-Kaw, UST Office for Student Affairs officer-in-charge Jaezamine Ong, UST Assistant Vice-Rector for Finance Fr. Rodel Cansancio, O.P., UST Legal Aid Clinic counsel Elgin Michael Perez and UST Internal Auditor Christine Nicolas.

The UST administration and SM-UST last signed a CBA in 2019, covering the years 2016 to 2021. F

1 Comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Related Posts

Contact Us