British Columbia News
UBC, faculty members ratify agreement
Wednesday, February 26, 2020 3:00 PM
The board of governors at the University of British Columbia (UBC) and the UBC Faculty Association (UBCFA) 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.
The agreement covers nearly 4,200 faculty members at both UBC Vancouver and UBC Okanagan. The UBCFA represents professors, instructors, lecturers, sessional lecturers, librarians and program directors in extended learning.
The agreement includes:
- a three-year term (July 1, 2019, to June 30, 2022);
- general wage increases of 2%, 2% and 2%; and
- modest funding increases for professional development of full faculty and sessional lecturers to further enhance learning for students, research innovations and productivity.
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