Labour relations

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The labour/employee relations team acts as the university spokesperson during all negotiations with our unionized employee groups.

The labour/employee relations team work closely with all managers responsible for operations and human resources consultants on all matters relating to the interpretation and application of the collective agreements.

The team works closely with all of the university's employee group representatives and disseminated information concerning current negotiations and communicates all other labour related issues to the UVic community.

Collective agreements

Salary schedules

Negotiated Salary Increases at a Glance - All Groups

CUPE 917

CUPE 951

CUPE 4163


Employee groups – unions and associations

CUPE 917

CUPE 917 represents the University of Victoria's trades, grounds workers, security officers, facility attendants and janitorial, maintenance and food service workers among others. CUPE 917 represents approximately 464 workers (409 FTE positions).

CUPE 951

CUPE 951 represents approximately 692 workers (657 FTE positions) including office employees, library assistants, technicians and child care workers.

CUPE 4163

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.

CUPE Local 4163 application form can be found at CUPE 4163 website.

Faculty Association

The University of Victoria Faculty Association (UVic FA) represents approximately 850 faculty and librarians at the University of Victoria, including: Professors; Assistant Professors; Associate Professors; Associate Teaching Professors; Assistant Teaching Professors; Librarians; Archivists; Limited Term Faculty; Artists in Residence; and Lecturers.

Professional Employees Association (PEA)

The PEA chapter at UVic comprises administrative and academic professionals. This group includes 1078 employees (1039 FTEs).

Additional resources

+COVID-19 Workforce Adjustment Letters of Agreement and FAQ's