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 has since reached agreement with all unions on new collective agreements consistent with the 2014 provincial bargaining Economic Stability Mandate. Information about this mandate is available on the Public Sector Employers' Council website. These collective agreements all have five-year terms and expire in 2019.
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 tradespeople.
- 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.