Tentative Agreement Reached with Components 1 and 2 of CUPE Local 4163

Following three months of negotiations, a tentative collective agreement has been reached between the University of Victoria and Components 1 & 2 of CUPE Local 4163 under the BC government’s Sustainable Services Negotiating Mandate.

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 Program and cultural assistants.  In total, CUPE 4163 (1 & 2) represents approximately 1,680 employees.

The tentative agreement, which will be in effect September 1, 2019 to August 31, 2022 is subject to ratification by the union membership and by the university’s Board of Governors.

No further details will be available until the agreement is ratified by the bargaining unit and the Board of Governors.