Faculty and Librarian bargaining

Approximately 850 full-time faculty members and librarians, including assistant professors, associate professors, professors, librarians, archivists, assistant teaching professors, associate teaching professors, teaching professors, limited term faculty (for greater than one year), artists in residence and lecturers are represented by the Faculty Association in collective bargaining with the University of Victoria.

The Faculty Association was certified as a union in 2014. In May 2015, the university and Faculty Association ratified their first collective agreement, which expired June 30, 2019. Negotiations for renewal of the first collective agreement began in March 2019 and successfully concluded with a tentative agreement on June 28. 

Latest updates

Collective agreement implementation update

As reported on July 22, the University of Victoria and University of Victoria Faculty Association recently negotiated a collective agreement covering the period July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2022. The agreement, fully negotiated within the parameters of the BC government’s Sustainable Services Negotiating Mandate, has since been ratified by both parties and approved by the Public Sector Employers’ Council.

Bargaining update

The University of Victoria and its Faculty Association are commencing re-negotiation of the current collective agreement, which expires on June 30, 2019. It is expected that discussions will commence in early February on preliminary issues, with exchange of proposals starting at beginning of March.