Information about bargaining at UVic
This site is intended to provide background on:
- The university's negotiations with its various faculty and staff groups.
- The economic and financial context for these negotiations.
- Progress on negotiations in other publicly-funded sectors.
- The principles which underlie the university's approach to bargaining.
- The provincial rules under which university negotiations must operate.
In 2014, the university began bargaining with its unions (four CUPE locals, the Professional Employees Association and the Faculty Association) and reached agreement with PEA on a new collective agreement including, among other things, the introduction of a direct pay benefits card.
The bargaining groups
This site contains background information on each of the bargaining groups. The six groups involved in bargaining this year include:
- CUPE 917: athletic department, food services, grounds maintenance and janitorial employees, security officers and trades people.
- CUPE 951: office employees, library assistants, technicians and child care workers.
- CUPE 4163 - Components 1 and 2: teaching assistants, lab assistants, French and English language instructors, and community leaders.
- CUPE 4163 - Component 3: sessional instructors and music performance instructors.
- The Faculty Association: regular faculty, senior instructors, limited-term faculty appointments and librarians.
- The Professional Employees Association (PEA): administrative and academic professional employees.
As in the past, all public sector bargaining must be conducted in conformity with the provincial bargaining mandate established by the provincial government. We are currently governed by the "Economic Stability" provincial bargaining mandate. Information about this mandate is available on the Public Sector Employers' Council website.