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Dear Capilano Faculty Association (CFA) Members,
We are pleased to share with you the following details about the faculty association membership ratification vote on the 2019-2020 Collective Agreement!
Question: Are you in favour of ratifying the 2019-2022 collective agreement?
Key Takeaway - Better Understanding of Working Conditions & Collective Agreement Processes
This is an ideal time to remind faculty members that the "collective" part of the term collective agreement means this is a written contract between the bargaining unit (Capilano Faculty Association) and the Employer (Capilano University) that details the terms and conditions of employment. A 314% jump in voter turnout bodes well for expecting a broader and deeper understanding of the processes and working conditions clarified in the collective agreement, and more importantly that this is a contract, mutually agreed to, and expected to the followed by both parties. Let's be conscious of replacing the inaccurate phrase "Your Agreement" with the more accurate term "Our Agreement"
The collective agreement is considered "ratified" by the bargaining unit if a majority (50% +1) of those voting vote to accept the terms of the tentative collective agreement. A collective agreement is ratified by the University, when the tentative agreement is approved by the Board of Governors. Once both parties have ratified the tentative collective agreement, it is finalized and implemented.
Next Steps...Read more
May 12, 2020
Dear Capilano Faculty Association Members,
We are very pleased to announce that after a number of online bargaining sessions and exchanges of proposal packages, the Union and the employer have reached a tentative agreement that we will be recommending to the membership for approval.
Among the most significant gains are:...Read more
Apr 24, 2020