Protocol for negotiations between UFV and the FSA

UFV Community,

Now that collective bargaining has resumed, you may wish to know more about the protocol for negotiations between UFV and the FSA.

We have previously shared with you UFV’s bargaining principles, as set by the Board of Governors, to guide the employer bargaining team. But that document does not apply to the FSA, nor does it speak to the protocol for negotiations.

The protocols for collective bargaining are the procedures that both teams follow to meet, communicate and conduct negotiations. These rules are mutually agreed upon in a memorandum signed by both UFV and the FSA.

The memorandum states the purpose of negotiations, including:

  • to conclude a collective agreement within a spirit of mutual respect,
  • to maintain a strong and collegial relationship between the university and the FSA, and
  • to reach a timely agreement that best serves the interests of the parties, the institution, and current and future students.

The four-page document goes on to outline 21 protocols for bargaining committees, process, communications, subjects for negotiation, meetings, and more.

The latest version of the document was signed January 15, 2015. You can read the full Memorandum of Agreement Between the University of the Fraser Valley and the Faculty and Staff Association of the University of the Fraser Valley Negotiating Committees on Protocol for Negotiations online here.

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Leslie Courchesne
Executive Director, University Relations

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