A tentative agreement has been reached between members of the University of Victoria (UVic) and the UVic Faculty Association, under government’s Sustainable Services Negotiating Mandate.
The mandate focuses on improving services for people and ensuring fair and affordable compensation.
The tentative agreement covers approximately 900 people working at the university, including research and teaching faculty, librarians and archivists. Further details will be available once the ratification processes for the faculty association, the UVic Board of Governors and the University Public Sector Employers' Association are complete.
The Sustainable Services Negotiating Mandate supports government’s commitment to improve the services people count on, make life more affordable and invest in sustainable economic growth. The mandate is consistent with B.C.’s commitment to balanced budgets and sound fiscal management. It provides parties with the ability to negotiate conditional and modest funding to drive tangible service improvements for people in B.C.
Currently, more than 220,000 public sector employees are now covered by tentative or ratified agreements reached under B.C.’s Sustainable Services Negotiating Mandate.
For information about public sector bargaining in B.C., visit: www.gov.bc.ca/psecbargaining