Province inks labour contracts with workers at 14 post-secondary institutions

7,500 more workers sign 'economic stability' deals that provide 5.5 per cent lift over five years, potential for further gain with economy

The province has signed new five-year labour contracts providing 5.5 per cent pay hikes with unions representing nearly 7,500 workers at 14 post-secondary institutions.

The recently ratified agreements follow the government’s same “economic stability mandate” that has been the pattern for other public sector unions.

Within the Lower Mainland, the new agreements include 1,000 instructors, counsellors and librarians and other staff at Kwantlen Polytechnic University, plus another 575 support and administrative service staff at KPU campuses in Cloverdale, Langley, Surrey and Richmond.

Other facilities in the region that have new contracts with faculty or support staff include Douglas College, Capilano College, Emily Carr University of Art + Design, the B.C. Institute of Technology and the Justice Institute of B.C.

The economic stability agreements, which now cover 230,000 workers across the province or three-quarters of the unionized public sector, promise extra wage hikes if B.C. exceeds its economic growth forecasts.

Surrey North Delta Leader

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

PHOTOS: Police investigate at Surrey townhouse complex

Officers were in the 19000-block of 64 Avenue Thursday evening

Wind warning for White Rock, South Surrey

Gusts up to 90 km/h expected from Richmond to Langley Friday (Sept. 25) morning

Surrey-born Trybe social media app’s award system connects with Nickelback singer

‘It’s turned into so much more than we originally conceived,’ says co-founder of the new platform

Drifting sailboat runs aground on White Rock beach

Vessel dragged anchor in high wind, no environmental damage sustained

Panorama Ridge Secondary reports third COVID-19 exposure

Fraser Health has created a new webpage listing COVID-19 cases in schools

B.C.’s top doctor thanks supporters after revealing threats over COVID-19 measures

Dr. Bonnie Henry says COVID-19 has caused some people to lash out in anger and frustration out of fear

NDP, Greens divided on pace of child care improvements in B.C. election campaign

NDP Leader John Horgan recommitted to $10-a-day child care and blamed the Greens for not supporting his efforts

BC Liberal Leader talks drug addiction in the Lower Mainland

Drug addiction and public safety a top priority says Andrew Wilkinson

Pandemic derails CP Holiday Train

Canadian Pacific will work to get donations to food banks while also producing an online music concert

Vanderhoof’s Brian Frenkel takes on top job in tough times

We can get through this, new local government leader says

Join Black Press Media and Do Some Good

Pay it Forward program supports local businesses in their community giving

Abbotsford veteran survives cancer scare, celebrates 95th birthday

Second World War veteran Andy Anderson receives socially distanced birthday party after health scare

Mounties cleared by watchdog in fatal shooting of man with schizophrenia in Maple Ridge

Kyaw Din was killed by the RCMP during a mental health incident in August 2019

Local councils important, Horgan says as municipal conference ends

B.C. NDP leader says ‘speed dating’ vital, online or in person

Most Read