UFV and FSA ratify new collective agreement

The UFV Board of Governors and the UFV Faculty Association (FSA) have ratified the 2019-2022 Collective Agreement under the provincial government’s Sustainable Services Negotiating Mandate. The mandate focuses on improving services for people and ensuring fair and affordable compensation.

The agreement includes:

  • A three-year term, expiring March 31, 2022;
  • Annual general annual wage increases of two per cent, two per cent, and two per cent;
  • Updated gender neutral collective agreement language;
  • Increased extended health care coverage for hearing aids and eye exams;
  • Advances in Indigenization, including: language incorporated into teaching faculty duties to reflect work on Indigenizing UFV;
  • Establishment of a Service Improvement Training Fund for staff employees, to support training and Professional Development activities that enhance the delivery of services to students; and
  • Establishment of a Faculty/Student Research and Scholarly Activity Fund to support faculty research projects and scholarly activity that involves undergraduate or graduate students.

The Sustainable Services Negotiating Mandate supports government’s commitment to improving the services people count on, making life more affordable and investing in sustainable economic growth. The mandate is consistent with B.C.’s commitment to balanced budgets and sound fiscal management. Currently, almost 325,000 public-sector employees – nearly 98 per cent – are now covered by tentative or ratified agreements reached under B.C.’s Sustainable Services Negotiating Mandate.

Recognized as a top employer in British Columbia, the University of the Fraser Valley is situated on the unceded traditional territory of the Stó:lō people and offers more than 100 programs including diplomas, undergraduate and graduate degrees, and applied and technical studies to 15,000 students annually.

For more information media can contact Dave Pinton, UFV Director of Communications at dave.pinton@ufv.ca


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