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CUPE 4163 (1 & 2)

CUPE 4163 (1 & 2)

CUPE 4163 is known as the University of Victoria's Educational Employees' Union. The local is made up of three "components," each with separate collective agreement language. This page represents components 1 and 2.

Component 1 represents the university's teaching assistants, lab instructors, computer lab assistants, and academic assistants. Component 2 represents second language instructors in the English Language Centre and French Language Programme, and cultural assistants.

CUPE 4163 (1 & 2) represents approximately 1,500 employees (200 FTE positions.) This contract expired on Aug. 31, 2010. The parties have been in negotiations since the fall of 2010, bargaining under both the 2010 “net zero” mandate and the 2012 “cooperative gains” mandate. On Nov. 2, 2012, the parties reached an agreement on a tentative memorandum of settlement, which the parties unanimously recommended to their respective principals for ratification.  The union ratified the agreement on Nov. 16 and the MOA was ratified by the University Board of Governors at the end of November.

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Bargaining updates

Dec. 3, 2012

Update Dec. 3, 1:00 p.m.: UVic and CUPE 4163 (Components 1 & 2) reach tentative agreement

In early November, negotiators for the University of Victoria and campus CUPE local 4163 reached a tentative agreement, subject to ratification. This agreement has since been ratified by both the union and the university.

CUPE local 4163 (components 1 and 2) represents teaching assistants, lab instructors/assistants, and second language instructors and cultural assistants.

Consistent with the provincial government’s 2012 Cooperative Gains mandate, the parties agreed to a 2 per cent across the board general wage increase on Nov. 1, 2012 and Sept. 1, 2013 for Component 2. Component 1 agreed to a one per cent across the board general increase each of the following dates:

Sept. 1, 2012
March 1, 2013
Sept. 1, 2013
March 1, 2014

Four-year agreements were also reached with CUPE locals 951 and 917 at the end of October. Both of those agreements have since been ratified by both the unions and the university. The university also reached a tentative agreement for 2012 and 2013 with the campus local of the Professional Employees Association. That agreement has since been ratified by the PEA and by the university.

University negotiations with CUPE 4163 (component 3) representing sessional and music performance instructors got under way in November. It is also in mediation with the UVic Faculty Association.

In early November, the university also reached a tentative agreement with CUPE local 4163 (components 1 and 2) which represents teaching assistants, lab instructors/assistants, and second language instructors and cultural assistants. This four-year agreement is also consistent with both the provincial government’s “net-zero” bargaining mandate for 2010-11 and its current “cooperative gains” mandate. As with the PEA agreement above, the union has recently ratified the tentative agreement and the university ratified at the end of November.

Jan. 30, 2013

In mid December, negotiators for the University of Victoria and campus CUPE local 4163 (3) reached a tentative agreement, subject to ratification. This agreement has since been ratified by both the union and the university.

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