The University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC) and CUPE Local 3799 have ratified an agreement under government’s Sustainable Services Negotiating Mandate.
The mandate focuses on improving services for people and ensuring fair and affordable compensation.
CUPE Local 3799 represents approximately 400 UNBC employees providing service in a wide range of areas including academic program support, information technology, finance and administration, student counselling, facilities, maintenance, security and more, as well as employees who provide support services at the Charles Jago Northern Sport Centre.
The agreement includes:
- a three-year term of July 1, 2019, to June 30, 2022;
- general wage increases of 2% each year; and
- improving services for students through staff training and professional development.
The Sustainable Services Negotiating Mandate supports government’s commitment to improving the services people count on, making life more affordable and investing in sustainable economic growth. The mandate is consistent with B.C.’s commitment to balanced budgets and sound fiscal management. Currently, there are more than 220,000 public-sector employees covered by tentative or ratified agreements reached under the mandate.
Learn more about public sector bargaining in B.C.: www.gov.bc.ca/psecbargaining