CUPE 951 represents approximately 850 workers (755 FTE positions) including office employees, library assistants, technicians, nurses and child care workers.
This contract expired on March 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 Oct. 31, 2012, the parties reached agreement on a tentative memorandum of settlement, which the parties unanimously recommended to their respective principals for ratification. The union ratified on Nov. 6 and the University ratified on Nov. 9. With these ratifications, the 2010 and 2012 rounds of collective bargaining with CUPE local 951 are concluded.
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Dec. 3, 2012
Update Dec. 3, 1:00 p.m.: UVic and CUPE 917/951 ratify tentative agreements
This bulletin is further to the Nov. 1 update advising that negotiators for the University of Victoria and campus CUPE locals 917 and 951 have reached tentative agreements that were subject to ratification. Both the unions and the university have now ratified these tentative agreements and will be proceeding to implement the changes agreed to.
The four-year deals provide for no across-the-board increases in the first two years (2010 and 2011) and 2 per cent general increases in 2012 and 2013. The agreements are consistent with both the provincial government’s “net-zero” bargaining mandate for 2010-11 and its current “cooperative gains” mandate.
CUPE 917 represents approximately 500 trades, grounds workers, security officers, facility attendants and janitorial, maintenance and food service workers, while CUPE 951 represents approximately 850 office employees, library assistants, technicians and child care workers. In mid-October, the university 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.
In late October, 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 while the university ratified at the end of November. 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.
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.