“The best thing would be for us to have a negotiated agreement, but for me personally and for many of my colleagues, it`s nice to know that we don`t have to worry about picket lines going up during the holiday period and early in the new year,” Siakuluk said. The Association of Faculties of the University of Mount St. Vincent and the University are scheduled to enter into law on January 2. If there is no agreement, full-time teachers, librarians and lab teachers say they will be on strike on January 7, the day students return for the winter semester. The University of Mont Saint-Vincent wishes to inform its students of the negotiations between the school and the faculty association. If there was no agreement, the union would be on strike on the right from January 7 – first-year students will return to class in 2019. The financial commitments taken into account in collective bargaining are long-term and go well beyond the duration of a collective agreement. The overall compensation package proposed by the university under the five-year contract adds $4.5 million to the compensation of FA members and provides a solid foundation on which to build. In comparison, the Faculty Association`s compensation proposal, calculated over the same five-year period, was estimated by UNBC to be more than $20 million, including benefits. On behalf of the 600 members of the Thompson Rivers University Faculty Association, I would like to fully support your efforts to negotiate a first collective agreement that meets the needs of all your members. For a CBC, this would represent a cumulative increase in faculty salaries of 5.5%, after two years (2012-13 and 2013-14) where faculty salaries increased by 2.5% each year. Mount offered pay increases of 1.75 percent for full-time faculties and librarians and two percent for lab professors in each of the next three years, in addition to regularly increasing their salaries, according to the email.
This proposal is in line with my decision to join UNBC and the many messages I have received from the academic community calling for UNBC to continue to focus on its mission as a regionally responsive research university, which seeks excellence in teaching, research and service. “UNBC`s faculty ends for the second time in five years,” he said. “The Faculty Association is disappointed that we are meeting our members on the picket line and continues to promote the negotiation of a fair and sectoral contract.” It seems that there is no agreement between the @UNBCFA and @UNBC which means that the faculty will be on the picket lines this morning in an hour. Clearly, not a word about the duration of the strike #unbc #UNBCFA #strike #university #cityofpg #education #learning #teaching UNBC-FA serves the interests of nearly 500 full-time and part-time members on Prince De l`Unbc George and regional campuses. All faculty faculties, including long-time and tenure-Track faculty members, chief laboratory professors, librarians and contract specialists of all categories – are automatically members of the UNBC FA and are entitled to their services. The Faculty Association also criticized the administration for seeking an agreement allowing it to terminate contracts with some of its members who are not covered by the collective agreement.