May 20, 2020

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?

  • Yes - 393 Votes (99.2%)
  • No - 3 Votes (0.8%)
  • Voter Turnout: 396 (57.5%) of 689 electors voted in this ballot.

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

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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.

Final Renewal Settlement

Schedules A & B

Among the most significant gains are: 

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:

* achievement of the 2-2-2 % wage increase, including retro to April 2019

* improvement to pay for non-regulars (8.4.4.2). Instead of being capped at step 8 when placed on scale after 12 sections of work, initial placement for non-reg faculty will now be as high as 5, going up by one step for every eight sections worked after that.

* a right to phased retirement and a change to the severance package calculation that ensures members receive credit for the work they continue to do after receiving a reduction notice

* improvements in PD (6.9) and administration of the Spending Account language

* increases in benefits limits, and inclusion of eye exams and contact lenses in our coverage (thanks to gains made at the "Common Table"-see below)-we had also proposed online submission of claims at the table, but managed to convince the University to adopt online submission in April, before reaching this agreement

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Apr 24, 2020

 

Financial Benefits and Assistance Available During the COVID-19 Emergency | fpse

This post is a summary of the benefits available to people through the Canadian and BC Governments, including Employment Insurance (EI), the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB), the B.C. Emergency Benefit for Workers, and others.

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Financial Supports in Response to COVID-19 - Province of British Columbia

In response to COVID-19, funding for critical services is increased by $1.7 billion to support individuals and businesses.

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COVID-19 Relief Fund for residential customers

If you're a residential customer and you or your spouse/partner have stopped working due to COVID-19, you may be eligible to receive three months of credit on your BC Hydro bill.

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Feb 18, 2020

Each of us can, within your circle of influence, take an active role in the process of change

that reshapes our organizations to better meet the needs of all learners. 

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Nov 18, 2019

Shared governance

For decades, shared governance has been at the heart of how universities run.

In fact, university boards are typically mandated by law to include relevant stakeholders (academic staff, administrators, students and members of the public) in their decision-making process. Watch the video!  https://youtu.be/gvZcFB0RxAE

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