The University of Victoria’s (UVic) Board of Governors and the University of Victoria Faculty Association 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.
The association represents approximately 900 research and teaching faculty members, as well as librarians. The parties negotiated differentiated wage increases through the bargaining process to collaboratively address workplace needs of both the employer and the employees.
The agreement includes:
- a three-year term (June 30, 2019, to July 1, 2022);
- general wage increases of 1.75%, 1.75% and 2%; and
- fixed funding for the Indigenous Faculty Recruitment Fund to help create new positions to further diversify UVic faculty, and enhance access to Indigenous knowledge and ways of learning for students.
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, just over 222,000 public-sector employees are covered by tentative or ratified agreements reached under the mandate.
Learn more about public-sector bargaining in B.C.: www.gov.bc.ca/psecbargaining