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Cupe 3338 Sfu Collective Agreement

The provincial government`s website states that « the objective of the 2010 mandate is to reach collective agreements in the public sector that will be negotiated voluntarily and that will continue to help the province provide public services at a lower cost and with fiscal prudence. » Hansen added in a press release: « I am pleased that real progress continues to be made at the negotiating tables. Despite the economic downturn, unions and employers have done a good job in collective bargaining in B.C public sector. The Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), Local 3338 represents the university`s office, technical and office workers. This bargaining unit has about 940 temporary and temporary workers. Although the details of the agreements have not been made public, Hansen revealed that the agreements were concluded as part of the provincial government`s public sector bargaining mandate in 2010. However, a key element of the 2010 mandate was the absolute refusal to increase the net cost of compensation. Therefore, if one of these agreements involves wage increases, those expenses are offset by cuts in other areas. CUPE 3338 has six separate collective agreements at SFU, four of which are being negotiated with SFU, SFSS Food and Beverage, SFPIRG and Best (or SFU domestic workers). Discussions with Food and Beverage and SFU have not yet begun and discussions with SFPIRG are expected to begin next month, and all other agreements are currently in talks. Of cupE 3338`s six collective agreements, only the agreement with the SFU is subject to the 2010 Land Bargaining Mandate.B.C. Finance Minister Colin Hansen announced that unions representing the faculties and specialized staff of the SFU concluded two-year collective agreements with the province and the university last week. « It is great news that SFU administrators and specialists have reached an agreement, » Said Minister of Advanced Education and Labour Market Moira Stilwell in a press release.

« They play a key role in supporting the academic mission and are an integral part of our B.C. » The first union to reach an agreement was the Professional Administration and Administration Corporation, which continued to represent 800 non-faculty, supervisory and professional officers at the SFU.