British Columbia News
TRU, faculty members ratify agreement
Thursday, February 20, 2020 3:15 PM
The board of governors at Thompson Rivers University (TRU) and the TRU Faculty Association (TRUFA) have ratified an agreement under government’s Sustainable Services Negotiating Mandate.
The mandate focuses on improving services for people and ensuring fair and affordable compensation.
Approximately 900 faculty members are represented by TRUFA — a member of the Federation of Post-Secondary Educators Local 2 — and work in Kamloops and Williams Lake as faculty instructors, counsellors, librarians and instructional support.
The agreement includes:
- a three-year term (April 1, 2019, to March 31, 2022);
- general wage increases of 2%, 2% and 2%; and
- negotiated adjustments to the compensation structure to attract and retain high-performing faculty who provide teaching and research opportunities for 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, about 240,000 public-sector employees are now covered by tentative or ratified agreements reached under B.C.’s Sustainable Services Negotiating Mandate.
Learn more about public-sector bargaining in B.C.: www.gov.bc.ca/psecbargaining