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Release date: June 4, 2020

Information Bulletin

The Board of Governors at Camosun College and members of CUPE Local No. 2081 have ratified an agreement under the B.C. government’s Sustainable Services Negotiating Mandate. The mandate focuses on improving services for people and ensuring fair and affordable compensation.

The nearly 800 employees are in a variety of support positions including administration, educational support and services for students, custodial, finance, grounds keeping, information technology, maintenance, and communications and marketing.

The agreement includes:

  • A three year term from July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2022;
  • A general wage increase of 2 per cent, 2 per cent and 2 per cent;
  • Maternity and parental leave updates to align with provincial legislation changes as well as amendments to the Supplemental Employment Benefit to coincide with federal legislation changes;
  • Introduction of domestic violence leave and compassionate care leave consistent with legislation;
  • Establishment of a new service improvement fund that will be managed differently from the staff development fund to support specific types of employee training and professional development activities that will enhance the delivery of services to students; and,
  • Updates to reflect current BC Human Rights Code as well as revisions to collective agreement language to be gender neutral.

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 300,000 public-sector employees – 90% – 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

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Last updated: June 4, 2020 7:43 am

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