Labour Update

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UFV and FSA in mediation at the Labour Relations Board

UFV Community, On Wednesday, May 11, UFV and the FSA engaged in the first of two scheduled days of mediation at the Labour Relations Board in Vancouver. Requesting mediation when the parties are unable to resolve their differing positions is the right of either party during the course of negotiations. The mediator promotes objectivity and […]

Collective bargaining will continue in April

UFV Community, Negotiations for the new collective agreement resumed February 25, and since that time, the UFV and FSA bargaining teams have been meeting regularly. This week we worked intensely, with the view to conclude negotiations by the end of this month. At the end of the last session at 1:30 a.m. March 31, the […]

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, […]

Collective bargaining has resumed

UFV Faculty and Staff, On February 25, the UFV and FSA bargaining teams resumed negotiations for the new collective agreement. We received a detailed and comprehensive package from the Association today. We will be working very hard to analyze the material presented, and to prepare a response as soon as possible. For updates on the status […]

Public Sector Economic Stability Dividend

UFV Faculty and Staff, We are passing along this news release from the Ministry of Finance, regarding a 0.45% salary increase for unionized public sector employees who have reached agreements under the BC Government’s Economic Stability Mandate for collective bargaining. This pay increase is not available to UFV unionized employees, as we do not have […]