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Camosun College reaches tentative agreement with faculty

Covers approximately 800 faculty members

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Tuesday August 29, 2023 | VICTORIA, BC [Updated 5:40 pm]

by Mary P Brooke | Island Social Trends

Camosun College has reached a tentative agreement with members of the Camosun College Faculty Association (CCFA) under the Province’s Shared Recovery Mandate.

The announcement was issued by the BC Ministry of Finance around 3:30 pm today.

The tentative agreement covers approximately 800 faculty members working at the institution. The CCFA is a member local of the Federation of Post-Secondary Educators of BC (FPSE), which is an advocacy organization that supports faculty associations in the post-secondary sector.

Shared Recovery Mandate:

Negotiations under the Shared Recovery Mandate support government’s key priorities to improve public services and the health-care system, while supporting the Province’s continued economic recovery.

Details about the agreement will be available after the ratification process is complete.

Camosun College has no comment until the ratification is complete. Camosun does have fully ratified agreements with CUPE Local 2081 support staff and BCGEU Local 701 instructors.

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Pandemic recovery:

The economic took a hit across the board during the COVID pandemic, especially during 2020 and 2021. The BC Government has been addressing economic recovery across a number of sectors.

Most colleges and institutes in BC have seen a student head count drop since the pandemic hit — both domestic and international student registrations were seen to be down or fluctuating compared to the 2018-2019 academic year.

Public sector:

More than 520,000 people work across the provincial public sector in the core public service at Crown corporations, in health, community social services, Kindergarten-to-Grade 12 public education, and at post-secondary institutions and research universities.

Of those people, approximately 404,000 are unionized employees paid under collective agreements or professionals paid through negotiated compensation agreements, said the Ministry of Finance in their news release today.

Camosun has posted this: “As of August 25, nearly 389,000 people are covered by tentative and ratified agreements settled under the Shared Recovery Mandate, which is about 96 per cent of unionized employees in the provincial public sector.”



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