A tentative agreement under the B.C. government’s Sustainable Services Negotiating Mandate has been reached between the members of the University of British Columbia Faculty Association (UBCFA) and the University of British Columbia (UBC).
The mandate focuses on improving services for people and ensuring fair and affordable compensation.
The tentative agreement covers almost 4,200 faculty members at both UBC Vancouver and UBC Okanagan. The UBCFA represents professors, instructors, lecturers, sessional lecturers, librarians and program directors in extended learning.
Further details about the agreement will be available once the ratification processes for the UBC Faculty Association, the UBC Board of Governors and the University Public Sector Employers' Association have been completed.
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.
Nearly 240,000 public-sector employees are now covered by tentative or ratified agreements reached under B.C.’s Sustainable Services Negotiating Mandate.
Learn more about public-sector bargaining in B.C.: www.gov.bc.ca/psecbargaining