Note: Although the LFA sent representatives to observe the bargaining process neither the LFA nor the College are signatories to this agreement. A number of FPSE College locals met to negotiate a template agreement with the Post Secondary Employers Association (PSEA) last week. The employers for the special universities were not being represented by PSEA in these negotiations. The following is a Bulletin issued by FPSE about the conclusion of the template bargaining.
FPSE President Cindy Oliver applauded plans by the Canadian Federation of Students (CFS) to organize a massive voter registration campaign targeting post-secondary students in advance of the May 2013 provincial election.
“Voter turnout is going to be a critical factor in this election,” Oliver told CFS delegates.
Please attend a General meeting to get an update on bargaining.
Date: Friday Jan. 25, 2013
Time: 2:30 - 3:30
NANAIMO—CUPE support workers at Vancouver Island University have a new tentative agreement. The deal was reached this week after a final bargaining session between VIU and CUPE Local 1858.
The tentative agreement is for a four-year, no-concessions agreement with no wage increases in the first two years and four 1percent wage hikes spread over the final two years. The last contract expired more than two years ago.