The Sustainable Services Negotiation Mandate supports the government`s commitment to improving the services people rely on, making life more affordable and investing in sustainable economic growth. The mandate is consistent with B.C`s commitment to balanced budgets and good financial management. There are currently more than 220,000 public sector employees covered by interim or ratified agreements concluded under the mandate. UNBC`s current proposal provides for annual minimum wage increases of 0/1/1/1.5 / 1.5% for all FA members during the five-year agreement, in accordance with the provincial government`s mandate for economic stability. This mandate has been accepted in agreements for more than 200,000 people representing two-thirds of the BC`s public sector. CUPE`s first collective agreement of 2278 teaching assistants at the University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC) has now been ratified by both parties, according to the union. The University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC) and CUPE Local 3799 have ratified an agreement as part of the government`s negotiating mandate on sustainable services. It took nine months of negotiations, including 30 days of Labour Council mediation, to negotiate an agreement in which most of the articles were either literally or essentially those of the 2012222014 faculty agreement. If the administration had not vigorously denied the articles of the “old” agreement for the first six months of negotiations, we would probably not be on strike today. The organizing stage was motivated by the experience of TAs at UBC, which were first considered by more students as collaborators, Guest said. Unpaid work schedules, academic reprisals and harassment in all their forms are some of the key themes addressed in the new agreement.

It depends on the approach taken by the UNBC administration in the next rounds of negotiations, but in general, everyone hates strike action, and when you have gone through one, both sides are in greater position to reach an agreement without resorting to an agreement. Final ratification of the agreement is expected early next week, after the agreement was signed by the employers` organisation of the public sector university. On behalf of the members of the Professional Employees Association, I would like to express our solidarity with your fight for the negotiation of a fair collective agreement for members of the UNBC Faculty Association. On behalf of the UBCFA Executive Committee, I would like to offer you and your members our strong support in the strike action. We are at your disposal in your efforts to reach a first fair collective agreement, which must include compensation recognizing the talent and commitment of your faculty. The financial commitments that are taken into account in collective bargaining are long-term and go well beyond the duration of a collective agreement. The overall compensation package proposed by the university under the five-year contract adds $4.5 million to the compensation of FA members and provides a solid foundation on which to build. In comparison, the Faculty Association`s compensation proposal, which was costed over the same five-year period, was estimated by UNBC to cost more than $20 million, including benefits. Dear Jacqueline and UNBC-FA colleagues: We have heard a lot about the challenges you face in negotiating your collective agreement. We wish you the best of luck in your efforts and offer our support. We understand the value of a good collective agreement and how difficult it is to negotiate. Faculty agreements are essential for the work environment and services offered at a university.

We are with you in your efforts to maintain the quality of post-secondary education in British Columbia. Best wishes,HelgaHelga Kristén Hallgr`msd`ttirPresident, University of Victoria Faculty Association and after negotiations that continued through the early days of the strike of the faculty of the association, the bargaining committee of the faculty association decided to leave the negotiations on Friday (See: