Tentative agreements reached in university contract disputes

Tentative agreements have been reached in the dispute between university unions and B.C. universities.

  • Oct. 24, 2012 5:00 a.m.

Three more tentative agreements have been reached under the Cooperative Gains Mandate with CUPE locals at Thompson Rivers University and CUPE Local 4879, the University of British Columbia and CUPE Local 116, and between the University of Northern BC and CUPE Local 3799, announced Minister of Advanced Education, Innovation and Technology John Yap, Wednesday.

Each tentative agreement covers four years: two years under the 2010 Net Zero Mandate and two years modest wage increases funded from savings found within existing budgets, as required under the 2012 Cooperative Gains Mandate.

CUPE Local 4879 represents about 15 full-time and 15 auxiliary employees at TRU in Williams Lake, working such positions as system analysts, accountants, cashiers, bookstore clerks and buyers, registration and admissions clerks, maintenance and utility staff, library technicians, ancillary staff and open learning support staff.

 

In a press release, the government said No further details on the agreements will be available until ratification is complete.