A tentative agreement under the B.C. government’s Sustainable Services Negotiating Mandate has been reached between Thompson Rivers University (TRU) and the members of the TRU Open Learning Faculty Association.
The mandate focuses on improving services for people and ensuring fair and affordable compensation.
The tentative agreement covers approximately 260 faculty members, represented by the Federation of Post-Secondary Educators Local 17, who provide education services through distance education at TRU.
Further details about the agreement will be available once the ratification processes for the faculty association, the TRU 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.
Currently, about 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